Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pumpkin Carving!

This past week we carved our pumpkin with the boys. They really seemed to enjoy playing with the goo inside and Ben almost ate a pumpkin seed. Pumpkin carving was always something I did with my family growing up and now I can enjoy it with my own family.

The face

Jake holding some pumpkin goo

Ben saying cheese

Me getting some of the goo out!

The finished pumpkin

Here are more decorations
I added with my mom a few days ago

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 26, 2009

A Moonshine Festival and Pumpkin Patch!

Yesterday we headed out with my parents to the Moonshine Festival in Dawsonville. I have never been, but I love festivals! They had craft booths, lots of food, entertainment, and things for the kids to do. There was also an old car show by the Dawsonville Race Hall of Fame Museum. We visited the Museum on the way out of town and stopped by the pumpkin patch for a little bit. I thought it was going to be a little cooler out, but it ended up being fairly warm. Lee, Jake and I even got a little sunburned. I know, I know, it doesn't take much sun for that!

Posing for a picture

Jake playing in the bouncy house

Ben didn't seem to know what to do in there

Jake on the giant slide

Head first!

A turkey in the petting zoo

I think Ben said Hi Bunny about 100 times!

This was in the Racing Museum theater

Ben was too busy running around

Ben with a racing trophy

Ben kept wanting to ride in the cars

Jake at the pumpkin patch

It was so difficult to get a good picture of the boys
with the pumpkins

Mimi and Papa with the boys

Nana and Aunt Sarah's visit

Sarah and Jake

Lee and his mom

Nana and Ben

Last weekend Nana and Aunt Sarah came to visit. Sarah has been living in Palau for the last year and came home for a visit before returning for another year. It was great to see her since it has been a while and Nana came along too. It was very cold on Saturday, but we ventured out to the Taste of Roswell to sample some food. It was cold, but we had a good time! Jake loved playing with Aunt Sarah in his room while she was here.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My Favorite Time of Year!

I love this time of year! Fall is my favorite season and Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love decorating for it and would love to have a party one year, but it hasn't worked out yet. It was so nasty out this morning with the rain and fog, but turned out to be a beautiful day later. I took the boys out for a ride in their wagon and then we stayed out for a while. We played with sidewalk chalk in the driveway. We had a good time and the weather was great!

Ben running up the driveway

Jake and the pumpkin I drew for him

Some of my fall decorations, but I'm not finished yet