This year we went to a pumpkin patch where you actually got to pick your pumpkins off the vine yourself. I was telling a friend that even though they didn’t have all the rides and attractions as the one we went to last year (it really was like a mini fair), we all liked it a lot better. It helped that we went during the week, but it was far less busy, and we really got to enjoy it much more.
Esmé’s favorite thing was the corn playpen. When we first put her in it she kind of freaked out, and refused to walk around in it unless she was holding one of our hands. But after some time sitting and running her hands through it, and especially once Papa climbed in, she got used to it. Then she really started to have fun…rolling around in it, burrowing in it, and, as you can see in the picture above, stuffing allll the corn into her clothes!
They also had a corn maze that all three of us got to enjoy. My husband would run up ahead and hide, then pop out to scare Esmé as she tried to find him. She had so much fun that she didn’t want him to stop. Anytime he tried walking with us, she would tell him ‘Go hide Papa! Go hide!’ She’s very demanding these days.
For our costumes this year, I decided to have Esmé be an angel because she has this crown of cherubic curls right now. Initially I was thinking that Emile and I could be a Christmas tree, so she would be the angel atop our tree, but Emile said he didn’t feel like dressing up. So I was like, I guess I’ll be her cloud then.
Esmé had a blast trick-or-treating with her bestie Luigi (Carson), just like last year. Last year she didn’t know what people were putting into her bucket, but this year she figured out what candy was. She was SO excited about all the chocolate. She actually made it around the whole neighborhood without being carried, (quick run home for a potty break excluded), so I was very impressed.
As much fun as all of those things were, my personal favorite thing from the month was a conversation I had with Esmé about my cloud costume that I made. Once I finished making it, I set it on a chair downstairs in the basement. She could see it in the mirror whenever she walked down the steps, so this is what she said when she first saw it:
Esmé coming down the stairs seeing my ‘cloud’ on the chair: What you make Mama? What you have?!
Me: It’s Mama’s cloud costume for Halloween!
Esmé: You take it from the sky?
Me: No, I didn’t take it from the sky.
Esmé: You take it from the ground?
Me: No, lovey Mama made her costume.
Esmé, a little disappointed and confused: Oh.
–A few hours later—
Esmé coming down the stairs seeing my ‘cloud’ on the chair: Mama what you have? What’s on the chair?
Me: It’s Mama’s cloud costume.
Esmé: You take it from the sky??
Me, giving up on trying to explain: Yes. Mama took it from the sky.
Esmé: Mama tooked it from the sky!!
Me: Yes. Yes I did.
Esmé: I want to touch it!
Me: Ok. What does it feel like?
Esmé: ooOOOOOooo. It’s soft Mama.
Me:Is it fluffy?
Esmé: Yes. Soft and fluffy. I want to sit on it Mama. I sit in chair.
Me: No love, you’ll squish the cloud if you sit on it. Let’s go.
Esmé: Ok, I sit on it later.
She still thinks that we have a legit cloud in our house. Anytime I point out that we’re having a pretty sunset, or that the clouds look nice in the sky. She says ‘Mama has a cloud. Mama has a cloud at home from the sky.’
Best October ever.