Charlie has been constructing his spaceship for a little over a week now. Right now it includes the Little Tykes slide, a bath towel, a toy toolbox filled with various treasures, including our nice plastic drinking glasses and, at one point, my phone, a tennis racket bag, two kid-sized chairs (which is where the pilot and co-pilot sit), and lots and lots of balls ("luggage"). In the picture he is also holding a car cell phone charger (it's how you power the spaceship), which I think makes him look like a long haul trucker yakking on a CB.
And the pumpkin plants have been thriving. One of them abandoned the pumpkin patch and is headed towards the house. I have to hold it up so Ryan can mow underneath it. We have three or four one-inch pumpkins starting out and it looks like more on the way. If you are looking for a fun plant to grow with kids, and you have a lot of room, pumpkin plants grow FAST and get HUGE. These leaves are more than ten inches across!