Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pumpkin Thief!

What is the world coming to?
If you have been following us for awhile, you will remember that Juli and I  (and our 5 children under 6) braved the July heat to clean up our school garden and plant pumpkin seeds. Our plan was that the pumpkins would be ready by the end of October for a math and science investigation for our kids.  Everything has been going well...we check on the pumpkins - they are tiny at first and slowly starting to grow.  Finally one was the size of a basketball and it is only the first week of October! Juli and I were pumped! So Juli goes to check on the pumpkins today and then....
it was GONE!
Our big pumpkin was gone.
 From an elementary school garden!
Who does that?
When Juli broke the news today I was so mad!  I emailed our principal and asked if the video cameras picked up the criminal in the act. When we left this afternoon they were still not to the pumpkin stealing part so we are hoping that we have a suspect in the morning. I just can't believe that someone would steal our pumpkin! From what I understand about crime (from my extensive COPS watching) most missing cases have 48 hours to be solved for the best results. I am guessing we are moving on to around 24 hours since our pumpkin was nabbed so I preparing myself for the sad news that we may never see our pumpkin or the perp again.  I know - it's a lot of emotion for a pumpkin but we literally put our blood and sweat and tears into that garden. Well, the sweat and blood are mine and Juli's (the garden has killer weeds with thorns). The tears are mostly from our children who we wouldn't let use the gardening tools they wanted.  But still - it has blood, sweat, and tears put into it all the same!

On a happier note, Juli and I have reached 100 followers! Yay followers - we love you! We would like to do a really big giveaway to celebrate. We are brainstorming a few ideas. If you would be interested in donating to our giveaway, please let us know. We love all the blogs we stalk follow out there so we would love to share your great stuff with a giveaway winner. Hope everyone has a happy Friday!


  1. Sorry about your pumpkin!!! Hopefully they figure it all out tomorrow. Loved your post. Thanks for making me laugh!!!

  2. I will donate a pumpkin!!!

  3. Sorry about the pumpkin issue :( I'd like to believe that somebody took it by mistake.
    I'd be happy to donate something from my store. I only have two items though.
    E-mail me :)
    My Second Sense

  4. Heather you are too funny!! You can turn any story into a comedy!

  5. Oh, no. Who steals a pumpkin?!?! That's crazy! Congratulations on 100 followers. I would love to donate something to celebrate. Email me. I hope your weekend is better!

    The 2nd Grade Surprise

  6. email is

  7. People are crazy. Who would steal a pumpkin???
    BTW I would be HAPPY to donate something for you guys!

    Teachery Tidbits