After we picked our pumpkins (which is in the following post) we came inside and carved a few. Here's our carving experience this year, which went better than last. Samantha actually carved the mouth of her pumpkin all by herself. This is why we are calling it our zombie pumpkin because it's extremely crooked and is just hanging. Parker actually got his hands dirty and cleaned his pumpkin out. These are milestones for my kiddos. Hopefully next year they can do more, which means less work for Mom and Dad! In the picture of our Jack-O-lanterns, it goes: Jeremy's, Parker's, Samantha's, and mine. Collin's isn't shown...his is colored on in pen.
Friday, October 29, 2010
As you all know, we've worked hard on finally producing that pumpkin patch that we've had envisioned for quite some time....It's not the best, but it was good and it was ours and that's what made us happy! It was finally time to harvest those pumpkins for FHE the other night. We all got on our rain gear and headed to the yard to cut our pumpkins and pick out the best ones for us to carve. And Grandma Klein showed up just in time to help us! The kids had fun picking out their own pumpkins and putting them all in a nice little pile. We were worried none of them would be orange enough, but we ended up having plenty orange ones and a few green ones that we left and can enjoy for November. Our patch has been quite the talk of the neighborhood and we look forward to next year!
We've had a fun couple weeks! One of our festivities this Fall have been the Corn Maze. We had gone to this corn maze a couple years ago and thought we'd try it out again. It's a big one, but with the kids with us we went through it quick and only got to one side. Still very fun! We invited Jake and Emily and their kids. The kids had a blast with their cousins, like always. While at the corn maze we also were able to see some farm animals, play in a huge "corn" box, play in some hay in the hay maze, introduce Collin and Tristan to the biggest slides they've seen yet, and be there for the duck race. It was a great outing for everyone. I love all the Fall activities that are around! Have I mentioned that I love Fall?!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
I had a FABULOUS night out with my amazing, wonderful husband last weekend! Seriously, it was the best night out that we've had in a really long time. We sooo needed it! We went to a Mariners game, getting there early so we could enjoy some dinner and the view from Safeco Stadium before the game. The level our seats were on gives you a perfect view of the sunset and the waters of Puget Sounds. Beautiful. After a extremely sad, sad game that we totally lost we went home and watched a movie. Just a perfect night. Thanks for a fun night, Jer! We should do it more often!
This is what my poor husband battles every Fall!!! He's really good about getting out there and blowing those leaves down in our ravine, but it sure piles up quick! They not only are all over our backyard, but all over our deck and roof as well thanks to the huge maple tree that hangs over them. The only benefit to all of this is the fun the kids have :)
And I had to include our AWESOME pumpkin patch!!! What's Fall without pumpkins? OH, and our spooky black cat!