It's only 2pm here and I have had quite the full day already! Jude and I ran some errands this morning, and I have oficially started my Christmas shopping. I went looking for this:
But alas, I did not find it. However, since I was in the bookstore already, I did a little bit (and when I say little bit I mean I was in the store for over an hour) of browsing. For the first time, I allowed myself to visit the Children's book section. Here is what I left with:
There were waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too many books with gorgeous illustrations! And waaaaay too many of those gorgeously illustrated books also happened to be on sale. I paid full price for only one, with the rest costing between $2 and $5. Oh and I did pay full price for the cd (you can't tell in the photo, but is lullaby renditions of radiohead songs, cool hey?).
Here are a couple of badly shot photos from the book "Vunce upon a time", the one I paid full price for. I just couldn't resist this cool artwork, and I figured that we needed at least one Halloween book!
And these are some shots from a couple of the other books. Don't you just love the colors in all of the illustrations? When I was a child I always treasured books like these ones... obviously I still do ;) I hope to get back to the bookstore sometime soon because there were a lot more books calling to me! Especially the large Alice in Wonderland with original illustrations, and I really want to pick Jude up a copy of Goodnight Moon.
After the bookstore, we had one more stop to make.
Gorgeous, right? These road side self serve vegetable stands are very common here in PEI, and of course now that fall has arrived they all prominently feature pumpkins. I had driven by this particular pumpkin patch about twenty times and never had any cash on me or didn't have time to stop, so I planned a special trip. You see pumpkin patches like this every 10 homes or so, but this one is HUGE and beautifully arranged. The pumpkins we picked up are very good quality, better than any I have seen in the grocery store so far and the best part, pumpkins at this patch only cost $1! I got a jumbo pumpkin, 6 mini pumpkins, 9 ornamental gourds, and 4 regular sized pumpkins for only $13 (I threw $15 in the box because these pumpkins are grown and harvested by the family's 5 kids and the money goes to them). There were even two very friendly little kitties there to greet us, and follow us around. Jude loves kitties so they made fast friends :) Of course, I couldn't resist taking lots of photos!
Our plan is to attempt to carve something like this with the jumbo pumpkin:
And maybe something like this with the smaller ones:
These ideas are both from Martha Stewart (of course, I love Martha!!), here is a link to the raven project with step by step photos and instructions, and the silhouette project as well if you want to give either it a try.