It was January 9 and we still had 5 or 6 pumpkins on our front porch. Usually the squirrels destroy them before Halloween even arrives, but this year they didn’t seem to notice those on the front porch and I had kept a few in for decoration. It felt wasteful to just throw them in the trash and I didn’t have the energy to cook them up. So I decided that I would feed them to animals at the forest preserve. But still they sat on our porch. John was annoyed everytime he saw them so I promised that they would be gone by Christmas. Then New Years. Then my sister posted a photo of one of the hungry deer outside the North Park Nature Center and how they were enjoying some tangerines she had brought. What a great idea for our pumpkins! And still they sat on our porch. Finally on the 9th of January I decided we should just all bundle up and head over to the Nature Center and bring the deer some dinner. And while we were there, why not enjoy the sunset and some playground time? Fun for all!
I wish they made cool light up shoes in my size.
We played at the playground until the temperatures dropped and it was full dark. Even then the kids protested having to go home. I love my outdoor loving wild things!