Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I never liked pumpkin growing up, Mum would often serve it as a side item and I always passed or took a little and gagged on it...who am I kidding I still don't like it unless it's in pie form! But I make the BEST pumpkin pie from scratch none of this canned business, oven roasted pumpkin pureed and added to ice cream and a few spices makes for one delicious pie.

I will post the recipe soon, I can make it from memory but I just guesstimate the amounts of each and I'm sure you'd much rather prefer I post the specifics!

Tuesday this week we ventured to the 'local' ha nothings really local for me...but none the less it was a noted awesome pumpkin patch and we went to meet up with some great ladies from my M.O.P.S group! I wasn't overly impressed, the hay ride was short and kind of scary for the 3 and under group, the scavenger hunt wasn't really planned or structed BUT the pumpkins were abundant and beautiful!

We arrived early morning and soaked in the sun while enjoying the various shapes, sizes and colors of pumpkins! Kaitlyn had a ball running around the maze of pumpkins picking up every one she could get her little arms around and Blake looked on with awe neatly tucked in the Ergo.
We finally left with a nice sized pie pumpkin that was beautifully painted today by the artist herself and will be proudly displayed until it gets to gross and has to meet its fate of the trash can.

This Friday we're going to the pumpkin patch at church to pick out our family pumpkins, they have the whole back play ground covered in pumpkins of all sizes!! I'm excited about the photo potential and since they pumpkins are on the ground Blake can be apart of it this time!
I need to stock up on newspaper, new pumpkin cutting tools and spices for pumpkin seeds! With four pumpkins to carve this year we're going to be in pumpkin seed overload and I cannot while I don't enjoy pumpkin, the seeds I enjoy in abundance!

 After our adventure at the pumpkin patch we continued the fun at a park, this place was enourmous and of course a one-way system...I got to enjoy the beauty and vast size of the park twice while trying to find a place for the kids to play and for Kaitlyn to run!

This last picture is my favorite, because it caught the moment...he could not have been having more fun! He even tasted the sand to make sure he got the full enjoyment of being in the sand for the first time.

 I aboslutely love each stage of watching my kids grow, but I think the 5 month age has to be one of the greatest. Grabbing for everything, tasting everything and figuring out life and enjoying LIFE!

You know it's been a wonderful, successful and day full of joy when the only sounds in the car are two sleeping kids....


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