Tonight we decided to continue our "Year of Roald Dahl" with a trip to Dahlonega to see "James and the Giant Peach," a "Jr." version, which basically means the entire cast was made up of children. We got the tickets a few weeks ago, front row seats on the balcony so we could oversee everything.
It was nice to get out - in fact, we left a lot earlier to go out and do a few things. First stop was Kinsey Family Farms, which is about a mile down the road from us.
Here's Mommy and Madison at the farms, where Madison was looking for just the right pumpkin. We walked out of there with four - one for Madison (she got a larger one this year!), and a pumpkin for Daddy's little project, and then a couple baby pumpkins. Each year, Madison gets those tiny pumpkins just to have around in the bedroom or the kitchen at the table. They're sort of mascots for the season.
Afterwards, we were off to Dahlonega to walk around the town square, which is always a pleasant experience. We got some candy at the general store, and put some quarters in the self-playing piano. Madison shook hands with Uncle Sam, who gave her a readout based on her handshake: she's a strong-willed individual, he said.
Meanwhile, at the toy store, Daddy and the Cookie Monster got into a slight disagreement...
The weather was decidedly cooler today, with very strong winds bending the trees this way and that. We were dressed for the cold, but it wasn't terrible outside at all. We walked around the square, to the toy shop, the candy shops, and then finally over to the theater to see the show. It was a surprise for Madison.
Daddy was at work today earlier, and Mommy was busy too - she's gearing up for our pumpkin carving party, and it's going to be a lot of fun. It's just nice to have everyone over, really. Meanwhile, as a reward for the honor roll, Daddy got Madison "Costume Quest 2," which has a hilarious candy corn costume. While the other costumes have features that help the characters out, the candy corn costume is - by design - utterly useless. And that's what makes it hilarious in battle. While other costumes launch attacks, the candy corn costume does something like this:
It's a different answer every single time, but the result is always the same. The candy corn costume does nothing, and Madison loves it. She spent a while playing this Halloween-themed game this morning, also spending some time on her piano. She's doing really well with both!