As is tradition, Sora loved the train ride and wagon ride, tolerated a
few photo ops, picked out some pumpkins, thought about petting animals
(but decided against it), and suffered through the haunted grainery
(actually a little too scary for a 3 year old - who would have guessed).
She is starting to understand the scary/pretend concept (although still
very afraid of the concept that we might be lying to her... for
example, she is terrified of Santa and keeps saying he's real and scary
even though we have told her that it's just a pretend game). Luckily,
she liked most of the "scary" things about the hay ride (people in
freaky masks pop out and wave). On a side note, she is terrified of
"scary" animals like dinosaurs and bears. She gets "real" and "extinct"
mixed up, which I'm sure is pretty common. I was so excited to read
Laura Engles Wilder to her, and about half way through the first chapter
I had to stop, since it went on and on about wolves (and the stories
are set in "a little house in the big woods of Wisconsin" which I always
play up, so it made the scary wolves even scarier to Sora).
We picked out 4 pumpkins to puree and 1 big pumpkin for a jack o lantern. Hopefully the wolves squirrels at our house won't destroy it too quickly off the porch, like last year!