Monday, October 31, 2011

Pumpkin Carving and Sweet Berry Farms - Jack Weeks 6 and 7

Owen and Mason were excited to get together with some neighborhood kids for a pumpkin carving party.  Mommy and Daddy did most of the carving, but the boys designed how they wanted their pumpkins to look.

Daddy helping Mason scoop the goop!

Finished products (O, M) - they look....exactly the same!  Imagine that! :)

Granna & Jack (6 wks) with Owen and Mason after one last swim of the year.  Yes, it is October 23!

Mason at his school Halloween party.

Owen decorating his rice krispie treat.

We continued our Houston (and sometimes Lubbock) fall tradition of visiting a pumpkin patch even though we had moved to Austin. We found the local "place to go" called Sweet Berry Farm. Jack was just along for the ride, and Owen and Mason had fun exploring a new pumpkin patch. It was a nice outdoor break for Mommy and Jack since we were still holding out on taking Jack to indoor Target! Gasp! I had decided that outdoor outings would be okay since there would be plenty of fresh air! Of course, the weather could have been a little more fall-like, but then again, that wouldn't be in keeping with pumpkin patch tradition.

Mason the pumpkin.

Mason and Owen in the back of a really cool old truck filled with pumpkins.

Attempt at a fall sibling shot with a floppy 7 week old off the back of a truck. 
What?  Normal people don't try this? (M, O)

Not quite sure how a clown relates to fall, but Owen sure makes a cute one!

Pumpkin painting was much more their style than fishing out pumpkin goop. (O, M)

Mason's pumpkin.

Granna, Jack, Mason, and Owen getting some shade from a vine of gourds.

Baby duty while the big boys rode the barrel train.



This picture will always crack me up! 
A very jolly, waving, Native American driving a really old tractor.  Random.

See what happens when you let 4 year olds lead the way in a corn maze?  You find the dead ends!

YAY!!  Halloween!!!
The kids had the BEST Halloween yet I think!  A fun trick-or-treat hayride through my parents very hilly neighborhood with a bunch of kids they know.  We couldn't keep up with them!  The hayride would stop and they'd LEAP off and run off with the other kids hunting for more doors to knock on! 

Back at home, Mommy captured Finn McMissle (Owen) for a picture.

Matching Finn dudes, Mason already into his candy!

Mommy and Mason

Okay, Mom!  I really want to eat these Skittles!  No more pictures please! (M)

Off to bed!  We've got a new house to close on in the morning!!!