Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkin Fun

This year it didn't work out for us to go to a big Pumpkin Patch/Corn Maze. The weather and our schdule just never did cooperate. We wanted to go on Columbus Day when Terrell had the day off, just like last year, but it wasn't open this year... and it was raining. So, we opted for a small church pumpkin patch last weekend. Garrison loved it, we got some pictures, and found a good pumpkin. So all in all I was satisfied. =)

This weekend we carved our pumpkin! We moved Austin into the kitchen so he could be a part of everything, but as you can see, he wasn't impressed and decided to sleep instead. We also took Garrison's shirt off and prepared ourselves for him to get really messy like he has in the past
but instead he kept saying it was "yucky" and mainly watched Terrell do all the work. Haha!
I loved watching his face and seeing him so fascinated and curious. I know I've said it before, but passing on a tradition is so fun!

Pumpkin carving is one of my favorite Fall traditions, but this year it wore us out! (I feel like I've been saying that a lot lately.) Terrell had to work really hard on the actually carving part because the pumpkin was SO thick. It took forever. Garrison didn't understand why he couldn't help daddy the whole time, which meant keeping him entertained and out of Terrell's way as much as I could. And Austin's bedtime arrived before the pumpkin was finished, but he didn't want to go to sleep. So things were kind of crazy and the pumpkin carving this year made for a late night and a very tired mama and daddy. But, the most important part is that we got it carved, had fun, and Garrison Cade was super impressed. We'll always remember this "pumpkin carving" as the one that made daddy work the hardest, mama the most tired, Garrison the most curious and therefore at times frustrated, and Austin the most sleepy.... until it was actually time for bed. Good times. =)

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