One of the things that has surprised me the most about becoming a mom is my need to hit a pumpkin patch come this time of year.  I’ve never been that into Halloween and don’t decorate our house, etc. but now that we have Oscar to take 347 pictures of while at the pumpkin patch, I can’t wait to get there.  We don’t even buy pumpkins, we literally let him run around and snap as many pictures as possible and then leave.  Having just seen this though (see my obsession with silhouettes here), my whole we-don’t-need-to-buy-a-pumpkin thing has just changed. We’ll be on our way to Mr. Bones this weekend, and we’ll be getting a white pumpkin to paint. Carving is overrated, who needs to eat the roasted seeds anyway.