Happy Halloween everybody!
Are you all ready? We felt completely overloaded about a week ago and nothing was going our way but we decided that some things just weren’t important this year….which yes….I shed a tear over it. The porch did not get spookified, we did not throw our annual pumpkin painting party, we haven’t even made a single loaf of pumpkin bread and I still can’t find all the skeleton jammies…..BUT we did manage to squeeze in the pumpkin patch and carving this weekend. I guess some years you win some and some you decide that it’s okay to take a break. Which is hard for me to say. Because I feel like traditions are supposed to be YEARLY. But anyhoo…..let’s get to it.
Jeremy’s mom came into town for an impromptu visit and we all headed to the pumpkin patch for the boys to take a few pictures and pick out their pumpkins. And when I say patch, I mean the Methodist church parking lot 🙂
And don’t even try Walmart for a pumpkin….there isn’t a single one there anymore. That blew my mind. I kept on saying “I remember watching movies where people cut down their Christmas tree on Christmas eve!” Fast pace world means everything is over before it begins I guess.
LJ liked rolling the pumpkins. We only had one roll close to the road :\
Weston tried to be so good and sit so still for the photos. It made me happy to see him try so hard. Everything in him needs to move and kick and spin and jump.
Will wanted to choose how he sat and how he posed. I like watching him decide which foot goes where and how to hold his hands. The second photo is of his favorite ‘the laughing pose’ 🙂
When I told him that some pumpkins have boogers inside….
LJ does a funny squinty eye smile and it cracks us all up.
He needs a haircut 🙂
His highlights are so pretty though….I can’t handle cutting those 🙁
Max does this funny little side tooth smile and it’s not his normal smile but it’s totally posed. I’m raising a bunch of posers. I guess they will be prepared when their second grade friends whip out cell phones for selfies 🙂
He was feeling like hot stuff when he got his shoe off and chunked it at me. I figured that is when it was time to call it a wrap and get our pumpkins.
Off to the races….
The rule was that they could pick any pumpkin they wanted….but they had to be able to carry it themselves. Otherwise we would be lugging home 85 pounders.
For photos, I always choose two shady spots – one at the beginning and one for after the task is complete. This works great for mom-photogs because the kids will REALLY want to do fun stuff, so they sit still for three minutes at the beginning and then after they do their task, they will need direction on what to do. Remember this the next time you want to DIY your kid’s pictures!
At the very end we got a couple group shots….I hate doing group shots at the end because the kids just want to run.
Or in Maxi Knight’s case, climb out of the wagon 🙂
Well that was our pumpkin patch adventure. I have their carving pictures done too but I will share those with our Halloween recap. I hope you guys all have a really spooky and safe night tonight! I am really looking forward to eating my kids candy 🙂