Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Fun Fall Festivities

We love fall around here. Our fall temperatures may seem summer-like to much of the rest of the USA, but for us it's a welcome reprieve from the blistering heat and humidity of an East Texas summer. Don't get me wrong, I do love summer too. I think I just love the change of seasons so much that I tend to over-celebrate whenever a new season comes along! :)
Fall for us is filled with pumpkin patches, hay rides, fall festivals, dressing up in crazy costumes, candy-candy-candy, caramel apples, bonfires, fires in the fireplace, cool early morning soccer games, raking up leaves and jumping in the piles, going for walks in the crunchy leaves, baking pumpkin muffins and pies and lots of turkey and leaf themed crafts. :)

Henry with his second choice pumpkin, after he picked the biggest one in the field and found that it was rotten.

Jonah with his pumpkin on the hay ride.

A lion we found roaming our house...and Bridget with her choice of pumpkin, which she could hardly carry!

Henry carved his own pumpkin for the second year in a row! He's always a little confused how to get the teeth to look right, but he really loves to do it all by himself.

Jonah designs his pumpkin on paper and then I carve it out for him.

Bridget had her hair sprayed bright red at one of JoJo's soccer games. Jonah wouldn't let them near him with the can, but Bridget thought it looked like a lot of fun. And in the shower later it looked like she had drenched herself in kool-aid!

Here are my three little Indians. Henry decided to be an Indian, and Jonah wanted to be Spiderman. But when we got to the fabric store and Jonah realized I wasn't making him a new spiderman costume (since we already have one in the dress-up closet), Joey decided he wanted to be an Indian too. And Bridget always wants to do whatever her brothers are doing, so three Indians it was!

We also had a weekend of birthday parties thown in for good measure. We celebrated with Isabella on a Saturday and with Zach the following day. Both turned 7 years old!


Just Mom said...

You know, every year I tell myself that I'm going to take my son to a pumpkin patch. I have yet to take him. Would you like to take him next year with your kiddos? ;-D

Alisa said...

I've really enjoyed catching up on your blog! Hope it's not long before we can catch up in person again. :)