Most Alive Monday
We went pumpkin picking at a local farm. It had been raining the last few days so we put on our nifty boots and hopped in the car. As we pulled into the lot Satch started chanting, "tawn awound ting, tawn awound ting" until I finally realized what he was so excited about. "That's a windmill", I explained and he was silent.
About 5 seconds later he exclaimed in an astonished tone, "OH MY GOD", and then asked, "Datch touch it da win meel"?
Even though we explained that he couldn't actually touch the top of the windmill, he insisted on walking up to it so he could see for himself. Satch picked out three pumpkins and a dark gourd that looks like a bird. We'll be carving them this eve.
We made shrunken apple heads 2 weeks ago and we put those outside in the herb garden.
Our town hosted a fall festival with crafts and trick or treating for the children.
"It's time to go trick or treating, Satch", I said, holding his costume in my hand.
"Yeah...lets do it guys!", he squealed.
(Satch wore his lion costume, and I painted my face and dada's)
We walked to the piazza and Satch was joined by his friend H who decided not to don his pumpkin costume. Satch carried his plastic pumpkin that he saw at the grocery store and fell in love with. I had intended to make him a papier mache pumpkin or a black cat to contain his goodies, but I accepted his choice for a little piece of holiday kitsch. Satch took H by the hand and off they went.
"Treats-O-Treats", he yelled joyfully as he walked toward the open doors of the shops.
They sat on a wall near the lake laughing over some seemingly private joke between them, examining their loot and sampling a few of their treats.
The Chocolatier made hand dipped pretzels for the children and the local art gallery passed out tiny tubs of play dough. Satch tasted his first lollipop...
and ran joyfully the whole way home...sunlight glistened on the ends of his sweaty curls. (see video below)
About Most Alive Monday: I've decided to make at least one "most alive choice" each day and post my favorite each Monday. This, of course, is to motivate me to consciously "live juicy"! I hope you'll join me and share your "most alive choice" in the comments section.
You may also post photos of your "most alive moments" in my most alive flickr pool! (If you post a photo in pool, be sure to include your link in the comment)