The boys have been growing pumpkins in the backyard since July, but so far none of them are ready to pick. So, with Halloween just a few days away, we finally had to make a trip to buy pumpkins.
Cole and Alex chose big carving pumpkins, but Anna Grace had her heart set on a little pie pumpkin. We tried to explain to her that she could not carve such a little pumpkin, but she did not care. She liked the little ones. We decided that she could paint hers instead.
We invited some friends over for a little football and pumpkin carving party. They brought some yummy taco soup and pumpkins for their kids and we made a bunch of other finger foods to eat while we watched the football game.
The girls painted pumpkins....
...and the boys started cleaning out their pumpkins during the first half of the game.
We had perfect cool fall weather for pumpkins and football.
During the second half of the game, it was time to finally start carving the pumpkins. I bought kits with little saws and carving tools so that the boys could carve their own.
The evening ended with cups of hot apple cider while we admired the work of our little pumpkin carvers and celebrated a win for our football team.
Wow!! It's been a long time.
2 years ago