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Wednesday, October 15, 2008


The Pumpkin Patch

Every year the kids and I go the the Pumpkin Patch. We all have so much fun picking out our pumpkins. Caiden did not have his usual piano lesson this week, due to fall break, and since we were use to being out already, we decided to go then.

It was a very nice day to be out.

The kids and I took our time looking for pumpkins, we were just enjoying the weather and our time together!
We always get 4 little pumpkins for each member in our family. We each decorate our little pumpkin any way we wish. We also get one BIG pumpkin for our family.

Caiden had already decided on our big family pumpkin and was asking Bailee if she liked the one he picked out.
Bailee loves the little pumpkins the best!
Caiden loves to see how tall he is. He is forever measuring himself, especially with me, for you can see, he is as tall as his mommy!! WOW!

Bailee is not far behind!
I love roaming through ALL these beautiful pumpkins.
Caiden, Bailee, and I picked out our little pumpkins, and then we decided on our big one.
The little man helped us bring it to the front.
He put all our pumpkins in a little red wagon, BUT Bailee decided that she wanted to pull the wagon herself, and the man so kindly let her! We had so much fun at the Pumpkin Patch!

I decided to wait and carve our pumpkins on Wednesday after school. I didn't want to go too far off from our studying routine, and I knew that it would take a while to carve 5 pumpkins.
So, I gathered up a few Halloween decorations and set up our table for carving. I found a couple of cute decorations at the Dollar Store, and I found some really cute goblet cups from them to have for their after school snack.
They were so surprised to see that I had everything ready to go! They ate snack and we got started!
They first drew an outline of their faces.
I do not like my children handling any kind of knives, but I did let them somewhat carve the pumpkins. They made the incisions, but I was mainly the one to cut out the pieces.


It was my turn, and since Jerry is not here, I went ahead and carved his !

Now it was time for the Family Pumpkin.
We love working on this pumpkin together.
Bless Bailee Grace, she does not like the smell, so she told Caiden he could be the one to take off the top of the pumpkin! Caiden could not believe that there was soo much stuff inside!

He gladly helped take out the insides, sounds kinda gross, doesn't it??!!
I sat and worked a while on the carving, and I am not crafty at ALL, but I think I did a great job!
The finished product!!! We then took all pumpkins outside. I think we all did a great job!
Our Family Pumpkins.

After dark had approached, we all went outside to light our pumpkins. We will light them again Halloween, but there is so much excitement about getting to light them after carving them.

Our Family Pumpkin
We had so much fun doing this, and we are excited about Halloween approaching!


Anonymous said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I love pumpkin patchs!! Great pictures, and I think you did a great job of carving.

Anonymous said...

I love Halloween!! How fun and I love how you all pick out pumpkins for each member of your family. I love reading your blog, you have a wonderful and beautiful family!