picking pumpkins

Between naps and feedings and Finn feeling a little under weather, we had a small window of time last weekend to make a quick trip to pick up some pumpkins. I really just wanted to go so I could get pictures of the kids together. So during the twenty minutes we were there, fifteen of them were spent trying to get them to both look at the camera. Then we grabbed one big pumpkin to carve and four little pumpkins to paint and raced home.

Pumpkin Patch 2015

Pumpkin Patch 2015

Pumpkin Patch 2015

Pumpkin Patch 2015

Pumpkin Patch 2015

Pumpkin Patch 2015

Pumpkin Patch 2015

Harperween 2014

Harper got really into Halloween this year and made it so fun! She loved to say “Happy Halloween!” We went to a local pumpkin patch (or rather, a little festival with a gathering of pumpkins) and picked out a big pumpkin to carve together and little pumpkins to paint.

“I’ll take this one!”

Halloween 2014

I tried to take a mommy-daughter-baby-bump picture but she was more interested in the pumpkins.

Halloween 2014

Halloween 2014

Halloween 2014

The rest of the festival had fun stuff for bigger kids. But she liked watching all the kids on the inflatables. Maybe next year, kiddo.

Halloween 2014

Halloween 2014

Halloween 2014

Halloween 2014

Halloween 2014

Harper helped to scoop out the pumpkin but did not like the mess on her hands.

Halloween 2014

Halloween 2014

So we learned here in Texas that carved pumpkins don’t last more than 2 days in this heat. By day 2 it was completely molded black on the inside and by day 4 it was literally a melted pile of mush. But it looked good for one day!

Halloween 2014

She loved painting our little pumpkins together. And only tried a few times to eat the paint!

Halloween 2014

Halloween 2014

Today we went to her Halloween party at school where we saw several Anna’s, Elsa’s and Olaf’s (as did all of America today.)

Halloween 2014

Then we came home and got ready for the trick-or-treaters.

Halloween 2014

Halloween 2014

We went to a few houses with our neighbors and Harper totally rocked the trick-or-treating. I was really surprised, but she knew exactly what to do and wasn’t shy about it. When we came home, she took all of her candy out of her bucket and sorted it into piles for Mommy, Daddy, and Harper while singing “Happy Halloween!” The best part – Mommy and Daddy get to eat her candy!

harper at the pumpkin patch

We were back up in IL for a friend’s wedding and while we were there, we took Harper to the pumpkin patch! Harper loves fall and can’t wait for it to finally come to Texas!

Pumpkin patch 2013

Pumpkin patch 2013

Pumpkin patch 2013

Pumpkin patch 2013

Pumpkin patch 2013

Pumpkin patch 2013

Pumpkin patch 2013

Pumpkin patch 2013

Pumpkin patch 2013

Pumpkin patch 2013

Pumpkin patch 2013

Pumpkin patch 2013

She had fun visiting and playing with both of her grandmothers! She loved my mom’s old rocking chair and quickly learned how to climb up and stand on it!

Harper

Harper

Harper