Monday, November 2, 2015

Pumpkins 2015

Halloween is a super busy time of year for us. We're still in the throes of marching band season when it comes along and adding one more kid into school activities, has made it well, just crazy. Fun, worth it, but oh so crazy.

A week before Halloween, I went to school with Lily for a kindergarten pumpkin carving activity. All the kindergarteners and a parent/grandparent/friend helper got to carve a pumpkin and have a popcorn and juice box snack.  Each of the 4 kindergarten classes prepared a little song to sing as well.

Lily was super excited when she walked into the cafeteria and saw me! It was a really fun, special morning I got to spend with my girl.

Lily picked the design entirely. She wasn't a big fan of the pumpkin guts! 

We learned the Monday before Halloween, that our favorite pumpkin farm was straying from their traditional weekend only hayrides and pumpkin picking, so we decided to pick Lily and Reagan up from school a little bit early {something I never do} to be able to go as a complete family. The weather was perfect!  (Reagan is at her mom's each weekend, so weekend-only activities rarely include her.) 

real life with this crew

Lily lead the charge into the corn maze before the photo ops!

I love when kids just do things unprompted.  Lily found our family pumpkin! Now it was just time for some pictures before heading back.  Violet was crankypants for pictures and that's ok. ;)  Selfie stick for the win to get a family photo when needed!  The guys declared this their least favorite fall activity.  Party poopers.   It's actually one of my favorites!

Do you have a favorite or least favorite fall activity?


  1. Love the pictures you took! I'm glad you ALL got to go to the pumpkin patch!

  2. I just love Halloween! We took several trips to the farm this year! I love pumpkin picking but it gets so crazy so we always go during the week. Our Halloween was the most perfect time. Our son had such a great day! I just loved it! Stopping by from the Blogger Life FB page.