Monday, October 31, 2016

Pumpkins and Jack o' Lanterns

We've had bad luck this October with rain on the weekends. Our apple picking family outing was super wet and our pumpkin picking experience decided to follow suit, except it was MUCH colder and we weren't very prepared. 

Saturdays are really our only chance to get out as a family, so we couldn't just NOT go, so we went. We literally picked pumpkins for like, 5 minutes (more like grabbed the best closest pumpkins we could find) and booked it back to the car. I was really bummed about the weather because I had hoped to do the hayride and corn maize with the kids....maybe next year... 

 Shae saying, "Can we get back in the car?"

 The Halls were a little more prepared than we were and actually wore coats. Smart people right there. 
 Although we didn't have the super fun fall pumpkin experience, we were all happy to have our pumpkins and come home for some yummy hot cocoa with waffles and bacon on the side. Mmmmmmm.

We had also been having a hard time finding an evening to carve pumpkins since Darin has been swamped with school and I'd been pretty busy myself with work and relief society and organizing a last minute Joy School group...but last Thursday we had some plans fall through and ended up all being home so we decided it was now or never and we finally got our carving on! 

Darin picked out the most massive pumpkin ever. 35 pounds! That is a lot of pumpkin.

 BelĂ©n with her "flap flap." 

 Shae with Chase! Who kind of looks like he has a disease with those green spots from the pumpkin.
 I did the witch and Darin did the "poem guy" as Shae calls him (Edgar Allen Poe). Although we had some friends think it was Donald Trump (Nnnnoooo waaaaayyyyy).

Happy Happy Halloween from our pumpkins to yours!

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