Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween Countdown !

The atmosphere in our house is noticeably different. The kids are throwing around words like "spooky" and "Haunted". There's an excitement and anticipation in the air. I'm seeing paper Bats and candy corn math papers coming home from school. There are pumpkins around every corner. Halloween is almost here and WE CAN'T WAIT !
In preparation for the the Big Day, we went to the pumpkin patch last week to pick out a pumpkin to carve. It took a while to find one we all liked, but I do believe that we found just the right one.
The kids all took turns launching gourds at the pumpkin patch. They really enjoy watching "Pumpkin Chuckin" on T.V. They all thought Gourd launching was almost as cool. Eliza took a shot at scarecrow out in the field. She got a little help from a girl who works there at the pumpkin patch. Caleb also took a shot at it. He almost got that scarecrow. Last but not least Sarah took a shot. Her gourd flew past the scarecrow and Almost hit the barn on the other side of the field.

Eliza was in charge of FHE treats tonight and I was in charge of activity so we got together and made Halloween sugar cookies for everyone to decorate. We enjoyed making and eating them. We also had fun taking cookies to some "grandmas and grandpas" in our neighborhood.

Have a fun and safe Halloween everyone!


  1. I love Halloween! I love pumpkin patches, they are the funnest!

  2. the pumpkin patch looks like fun! we have never visited one...i know that is sad. we pick ours at the local wally world. but everyone is still happy as can be :) those sugar cookies look delicious! i can't wait to see what your kiddos dress up as... i'll stay posted :)