My mom, brother, and I took the kids to the pumpkin patch on Columbus Day. We went early in the morning because we had a lunch date with my grandma later that day. I couldn't believe how many other people had the same idea! The patch was so crowded. We got on one of the first tractors that went out to the field and were in and out in about an hour. We had 5 really lovely pumpkins that we brought home and put on our front porch. The plan was to carve them before Halloween, but just a few days later someone smashed three of them. The kids were so upset. I was angry that someone had the nerve to come onto my porch in the middle of the night and throw my pumpkins hard enough to shatter them all over our sidewalk. How mean! We moved the surviving two pumpkins into the house and won't be putting them out on the steps again.