Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pumpkins, Costumes and Fall Stuff

It's OCTOBER. That means pumpkins, Halloween costumes, and all things fall weather. This past weekend we went to a local farm to get pumpkins. Really it was just an opportunity to let Caroline play on slides, pet the dogs (they are goats, but she thinks they are dogs), climb on farm equipment and generally run around like a wild child. And run she did. Oh, did I mention she insisted on wearing her "Let It Go" dress? It's an Elsa dress from Frozen that she rarely takes off. At least she permitted the jacket - it was cold!

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We were taken aback at the cost of the pumpkins. Do they know we can get similar pumpkins for $4-$6 at Kroger??? But of course we Jonathan forked over the cash for the two pumpkins that spoke to us.

Sunday brought us gorgeous weather so we set up camp in the yard and carved the pumpkins. Sammy wanted in on the fun too (or really wanted the banana in Caroline's hand)

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Maggie was the official pumpkin inspector
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Caroline scooping the guts - notice the banana still securely in the other hand
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This is the best I could do to get a picture of the girls with the pumpkins. BTW what is with all the pink?? I don't think they've ever been so pepto-bismal.


Maggie's already outtie


Evidently when our pumpkins spoke to us, Jonathan's said it was scary and mine said it was sad (or pooping, according to Caroline).
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Fast approaching is Halloween. Caroline's request for costume has changed several times. At first she wanted to be a ghost. I don't know where she learned about ghosts, but it is her current obsession. Then, when shopping for costumes, she HAD TO HAVE a lady bug costume. Now, she wants to be a cat. And of course we have the aforementioned "let it go" dress that was handed down from a friend. It will be a beggars night decision.

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As for Maggie, we are looking to dig up the spider costume that we used for Caroline when she was that age. If we can't find it, we'll head to the kids consignment store to find something quick. If that has to happen, I'll bet we'll end up with another option for Caroline too.

1 comment:

Mark Terrett said...

I think Maggie's first Halloween costume deserves mention here and a photo too. The eyeball was one of the best in my memory...