Pumpkin Day

Today we set aside the day to do some pre-Halloween fun as a family. Caden started things out by washing up our pumpkins when I brought them inside this morning to warm up.

The boys helped me make monkey bread for breakfast. I think this was my first 100% success at monkey bread – everything was fully cooked through!

A pretty huge chunk of the day was spent putting our new tv stand together. I had very little to do with this, but it was really exhausting just being around in the middle of it all. But we have an awesome new tv stand that we found by accident – and was on sale this week, so I’m happy. 🙂

After Shepard’s nap we finally got around to the main event of our day – carving pumpkins!

He has no idea what’s going on, but he’s usually up for anything.

Caden was very intently (and delicately) removing the seeds and leaving the guts for us.

Now Shepard is just really confused.

But he gave it a shot. One scoopful!

And what felt like five hours later, our finished pumpkins! I’m never very thrilled about carving pumpkins, but I love that once a year chance to make some roasted seeds, so we push through. I’m hoping as the boys get older and can do more of it on their own this will be more fun. At least this year Caden drew his own design!

Just looking so dang cute, as always.

I decided to be adventurous and try three different flavors this year. The usual salt and pepper, a chex mix type flavor, and a spicy batch. I liked the chex one best.

And here they are once more. We finished the night watching It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. It’s been years and years since I’ve seen it and quite honestly, wasn’t very impressed! We’re going to look for a nicer Halloween show to watch another night. Anyway, it was a very full day (we also made cookies!) and I’m thrilled that the boys are finally asleep and I can sit in silence for awhile! Weekends are so exhausting!

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