Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pumpkin carving and Halloween Fun!

Halloween is a big thing around our house - growing up my father got really into it, and I remember having so much fun carving pumpkins with him. We would scoop out the guts and my mom would roast the pumpkin seeds for us - delicious.

one of my very favorite photo's of my dad and I together

Once I moved out, hubby really had no interest in halloween - so I used to have my younger cousins come over and help me carve the pumpkins, then they would help me get all the treats ready and we would normally bake something special too. It was a lot of fun.

Once Mr. J was born, hubby started to get into the spirit of halloween - and now he goes all out (blow up lawn decorations and what not). Most years, he takes Mr. J to pick out our pumpkins, however this year it didn't happen and I wanted to get them carved.

This morning, I took the boys to Abby Hill Farms - about 20 minutes from our house. We walked around and checked out the pumpkins - the boys picked the ones we like and we paid for them and loaded them into the jeep. Then, we headed over to the petting farm they have set up and the boys got to watch and feed the goats/llamas/sheep etc.


After that, Julien had his first ever pony ride - he had a lot of fun. I knew Mr. K wouldn't hold on, but I tried to just sit him on a pony to take a picture - didn't happen, he was a little afraid.

When we came home Mr. K went down for his nap and Mr. J and I set to work scooping out the guts and carving....we only carved 2 (his and mine) Mr. K can "help" with his when he gets up and hubby's will be done tonight after he decides what he wants done.

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  1. Sounds like you did a lot of fun things in one day. They must have loved being able to feed and pet some of the animals! Don't kids, I think especially little boys, just love getting their hands in and squish around the pumpkin guts...lol!!

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    1. he actually doesn't like to get his hands gunky...he used a large spoon

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  2. Fun! My husband and I were just talking this morning about when we should carve ours. I wasn't sure if today was too early to start. Thanks!

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    1. thanks for visiting! I normally do mine the weekend before - have fun!

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  3. Now that's a fab autumn day! We're actually carving today as well

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    1. thanks! your ariel turned out pretty good!

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  4. Sounds like a great family memory! I love the pic of you and your dad! Very heartwarming!

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    1. thanks so much - it was a great day!

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