Monday, October 26, 2009

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins!!!

We have been a busy bunch of pumpkin collectors these past few weeks!!

First, it was our annual Pumpkin Playdate with our best friends. We all meet at the pumpkin patch, take a million pictures of the kids running around (this year they actually stopped and POSED for pictures!) They must be growing up!

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Then we all head over to my friend, Kim's house where the real fun begins! The kids paint and decorate their pumpkin's to their heart's desire. Our pumpkins turned out pretty well. The last few years we have come home with black pumpkins from all the paint colors mixing! It was rainy and wet outside, so we didn't get a whole lot of pictures sadly!

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Then, the next day, we took the kids and a dear friend down to Bradenton to Hunsader's Farm Pumpkin Festival. It was a great time!

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Nate and the kids getting ready for the Hayride through the farm. It was really neat for the kids to see an actual farm with strawberries, blueberries, corn and tomatoes!

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This thing was really cool. It was a Pumpkin Cannon. Every hour on the hour they would shoot a pumpkin out of it. We thought the pumpkin would fly about 100 feet or so, but this pumpkin that we saw flew probably 500 feet or more!

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Next on the list was Jack's Pumpkin Walk at the Preschool.
We get the kids loaded up in the wagons and head down to the docks by the bay to listen to a few Halloween stories told by the Preschool Director.

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Jack listening intently to the story...

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Then the kids run like crazy to pick out a pumpkin that we've placed in the grass area.

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We have also been to Mallory's school for a pumpkin patch AND to our town's trick or treat night at the park, both of which I didn't bring my camera to. I did take pictures of the kids in their costumes before we left, but I might save those for later, just in case I forget to bring my camera Halloween night! :-)

Mallory has a Halloween field trip on Friday that I'm helping with, so I will be sure to take lots of pictures then!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Stealing

Last night we were sitting on the couch watching the Lassie movie with the kids before bed, and Mallory (with her brain never shutting down) and I have this conversation:

Mallory: Why do people like to steal from us?
Me: I don't know anyone who steals from us, who are you talking about?
Mallory: You know, like the people at the grocery store, at the restaurants and Target?
Me: You mean the cashiers and the waitresses?
Mallory: Yes, they always take your money (credit card) and don't give you anything back.
Me: Sweetheart, we have to PAY for those things...
Mallory: Oh...

We like to give the kids money at the checkout line for them to pay for things and she is used to getting change back, so when she sees that I don't get any change back from using my credit card, she thinks they are stealing my money! We got a good chuckle out of that!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New Ebay Listing and fun adventure

First of all, sorry it's been SO long since I've posted anything. We've been so busy around here, not doing anything special, just getting through the days... It's been EXTREMELY HOT for October for us, breaking heat records almost everyday. We normally don't get in the 90's in October. Thankfully, there is a cold front coming tomorrow and it's supposed to be 55 Sunday morning!! Break out the winter coats!!

We have been decorating the front of the house with fun Halloween things. I'll try to get some pictures of them tomorrow and post what it looks like!!

I hosted a baby shower last weekend with a bunch of friends for a girlfriend that is having her third little girl in a few weeks. I was in charge of making a quiche (which I'll post the delicious recipe soon) and the favors. Her colors for the nursery are pink and brown. I got the idea for the favors from BAKERELLA, and boy were they a hit!! I think I made mine WAY too big, but they were delicious! I just took some terracotta pots that I had and spray painted them pink and then painted the brown dots on them with craft paint. Christine took the pots home with her to decorate the nursery with!

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So now on to the fun adventure... A few weeks ago Nate went out spear fishing with some guys from work, so my mom and I took the kids bowling. We thought bowling would be so much fun a) because we went to a birthday party at the same place and the kids loved it and b) they love bowling on the Wii. Boy, were we wrong!!

"THIS BALL IS TOO HEAVY!!"
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Mallory is a pro at Wii bowling, beating all of us 90% of the time, so this was really hard for her.

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She didn't want help, but finally gave in and let us.

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All Jack cared about was eating. He thought the menu was the neatest thing.

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Here is our newest listing on eBay. Snow Bunny, it's OOAK, best fit 3/4/5. So cute for winter!!

You can find the listing HERE.

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