Halloween Flashback

Friday, November 7, 2008

I suppose since Halloween was last week I had better share our trick or treat stories before they go out of style.

While at home, the girls took off Sunday afternoon for "The Great Pumpkin Patch" in a neighboring town. Needless to say, we were a little disappointed in its greatness. We really didn't need to buy pumpkins since my parents have their own pumpkin patch and it had been picked clean of the miniature pumpkins, squash, indian corn, popcorn, and of course the gigantic pumpkins we could hardly lift.

Maddy's pumpkin she picked out at Grandma's

But, the Great Pumpkin Patch promised a petting zoo, train rides, maze, haunted house, and more. Well, we were more than disappointed. The train wasn't working and the petting zoo consisted of 2 alpacas, a pony, 3 goats, 2 rabbits, 6 ducks, and a some turkeys. We did get to check some pumpkins out on hayracks and catch a few cute snapshots of Maddy in a little truck. Did I mention the wind was blowing 40+ mph. We didn't stay too long.

Looking at the goats

I think next year we'll have to check out the pumpkin patch Jen and family visited. It looks very cool.

Madison helped me carve some pumpkins for Grandma's house Monday night. Later in the week I carved one for Melissa (she's not allowed to use sharp knives anymore)and baby Jackson who's expected around Christmas. I don't think they turned out too bad.

Getting the icky stuff out

Pumpkins for Jackson, Aunt Kelly, and Madison

And last but not least the Halloween costumes -- cutest goes to Madison in her sweet little kitty costume.

Cute little kitty and Grandpa


Jen said...

Those are some cool pumkins...maybe you should give me some lessons! =)
And Madison sure makes one cute cat!

Farming Fabulously said...

Wonderful pumpkin carving job. Could JD mean, John Deere?