Friday, October 29, 2010

Pumpkin Time

Well, we did it. We took our first steps outside of the house, and into the public, as a family. Yes, it was scary. Yes, there was hand sanitizer (and lots of it.)

Emerson is so excited about Halloween. We couldn't deprive her of a trip to a pumpkin patch. She picked out her very own pumpkin. She decided she liked the pumpkins that were different - the albino pumpkin, black pumpkin and the warty pumpkin. She wasn't a big fan of the run-of-the-mill pumpkins.

We took the opportunity to get some pictures of the girls. Zoe was not thrilled, but participated...what choice did she have?

Emmy helped Zoe pick out her pumpkin.

The next day, I had such high hopes for pumpkin carving with the girls. I thought Emmy would love gutting the pumpkins and getting messy. Nope, not even close. "Ewwww...duhtee" was all she said. She let Daddy do the scraping and pull out all of the "pumpkin nuts." Lord knows where she got that from.

Emmy, the priss that she is, refused to put her hand in the pumpkin. Instead, she was interested in...

(Cleaning the pumpkins)

(Watching the birds)

(And, dancing to Mumford & Sons.)

Zoe had absolutely no interest in the goings-on. She was just in awe to be outside the house!

The girls made the task at hand take much, much longer than expected. We took a break at dusk, made dinner, gave the girls their baths and put Emmy and Zoe to bed. Then, we headed back outside to finish carving.

Once the pumpkins were completed and lit, I was so happy with the outcome.

And, here they are:

Emmy's Pumpkin - FOOFA (Yo Gabba Gabba)

Zoe's Pumpkin - Tiny Heart

Daddy's Pumpkin - Classic Jack-O-Lantern

Mommy's Pumpkin - CHD Awareness

The perfectionist, that is Mommy, insisted on staying up until 2:00 a.m. to finish the pumpkins.

Tomorrow, Emmy will be running around like a mad dog in her Brobee costume, counting down the time until she can "fick or feet." We will take pictures of the girls fick or feeting and share as soon as possible.



  1. Im glad you all had fun carving/cleaning (lol) the pumpkins. They all turned out great! Hope you have a Happy Halloween!

  2. The pumpkins are BEAUTIFUL! You two are amazing!! I honestly don't know how you do it. Emmy is getting SO big. Can't wait to meet the Caleb and Emmy in person next weekend. Happy Halloween!!