Saturday, October 12, 2013

Readathon Fun Part 3

The Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs.

Liz Curtis Higgs has written several children's books - parables of sorts - and I own every one!  I used the book with both of my kids as an alternative Christian message for Halloween and during the fall season.   Today's next to last reading assignment for Elaine is to read me this book - and that is what she is doing at the moment!

We just had a short road trip - I knew I couldn't expect a 10 year old active girl to read for 12-24 hours :) so we headed to our local Depot Market, at Courtland, KS.  My memories of this were skewed a bit by an Apple Orchard that we made a yearly favorite stop when Elaine lived in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  So I was a little disappointed that there were no rides for the kids - no trains or hay rack rides and no face painting.  There was a hay maze though and she enjoyed racing through it time and time again while Great-Grandma and I timed her and one of her new found friends.    The pumpkins were worth the trip as they were gorgeous!!  And no more is it just orange pumpkins - but white and green and "pink dolls".

Elaine and Great-Grandma - after the hay race!

Continuing on with some more reading - and my "secret plan" is to really have some alone time later tonight to spend reading :)   Catch you all after bit!!


  1. Looks like a great day - and a good book. Hope you get in some reading hours after bedtime for little girls.

  2. Your trip out sounds like a great break from reading! I hope you're having lots of fun so far and are able to sneak in some more reading later :)


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