Monday, October 24, 2011
We had so much fun carving pumpkins this year. The kids were so gung-ho about it. They all reached in and cleaned their pumpkins good! Last year, they were so timid about the "goop" that I did most of the cleaning. Of course the boys had the most fun with the "guts". Jaiden even cleaned his pumpkin, although he wanted his hands wiped after each reach in :) We went through a lot of wipes Sunday. That is one thing that I love doing with the kids. Every fall I love watching my kids at the pumpkin patch, carving pumpkins and being thankful for all that they have. Our family is so richly blessed, and at times I over look it or take it for granted. I am grateful for the small things that I get to enjoy with them. One day they will be too old for all these fun things. But I will always cherish the memories!
We had planned to go to a pumpkin patch this weekend, but the boys were struck with a really weird 9 hour virus, so we decided to delay the patch till next weekend and go gab some pumpkins to carve. We let the kids pick out their own pumpkin, and the boys were devastated when I vetoed a 50lb pumpkin for each of them. :) We will be heading to Ghouls at Grassmere and Honeysuckle Hill this weekend before Halloween.
It is quiet funny as I am unsure where I stand with the whole Halloween thing. Each year I hem and haw over what we should do. I love to watch the kids dress up ( and we scored yet again with the non-scary costumes! Thank you Jaiden for being so little and for making your oldest brother not want to scare you!!!) and enjoy the innocence of what it is now. But now that Caleb and Ian are older, and they are in school, they are hearing more about Halloween and are asking questions. It is making me more aware and wanting to research it to see what I/we should do. Next up....the pumpkin carving!
You know...I try so hard to keep up with this thing, but I never seem to be able to find the time. It is important to me, but not more important than my family, so to the wayside it fell. Today I decided that I wanted to start it back up. I am not sure if anyone even reads this, but I wanted to document more for me. I have missed posting so much on here, but I can't even try to "go back" and put it all on here. So I choose to start from today (well yesterday in the next post) and just do the best I can to keep up. Post about the family, my thoughts, my struggles and dreams. So....in my famous words....Here goes nothing!!