Saturday, October 27, 2012

Carving Pumpkins

After we got the pumpkins home it was time to start carving. We got 7 pumpkins this year to carve, one for each of us. (Nick, Shauna, Luca, Charleigh, Kody, Sammy & Marshmallow) I found a really cool website and printed out some awesome designs. I splurged and got a deluxe pumpkin carving kit at Walmart and it had two of the scrapie things in it to gut the pumpkins. We had never used the scrapie things before and they are one of the greatest inventions ever!!! We gutted 7 pumpkins in half an hour. Luca even helped but we were able to get more done when he went to bed that night.
Luca gutting his pumpkin

Nick helping Luca gut his pumpkin

Nick & Luca carving a pumpkin

Nick getting ready to mark up his pumpkin for carving 

We ran out of time before Nick left and were only able to carve 4 of the pumpkins. I carved the Frankenstein, the Alien and Nick carved the Devil and the Cat

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

Last year we Luca and I went to the pumpkin patch at Pax farm with Sharee & her kids, Alicia & her kids and Grandma Linda. We had such a great time I wanted to go again this year. Nick and I took Luca hoping that he would be excited and run around looking for a pumpkin. (Sometimes I forget that he is only 19 months old) Luca was grumpy and wanted to ride in the cart or be held. We thought is was going to be a quick excursion but when he saw the hay bale maze he got so excited. His favorite part of the maze, the stairs. He just wanted to keep going up and down. Such a silly boy.
Shauna & Luca

Nick & Luca

Nick trying to pick a pumpkin for "happy" Luca


Grumpy Luca

Happy Luca finding the stairs to the maze


Nick & Luca going down the stairs probably for the 100th time


Silly Luca

Luca is looking for Daddy

Nick is looking for Luca

Luca the scarecrow

Almost done, just a few more pictures.

Luca is done!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Pumpkins & Cookies

Grandma is so wonderful, always thinking of others and helping out. This year she grew pumpkins in her garden for her grandchildren that are living close by. She invited us over to her house so the kids could pick the pumpkins and then afterward they were going to decorate sugar cookies. Luca really had a fun time with his cousins Carson and Brookly and he absolutely loved being the center of attention and entertaining everyone while they were decorating cookies. He was banging on the table, tossing sprinkles everywhere and his laugh was so infections that everyone joined in.
Luca at Grandma Linda helping to roll out the sugar cookies

Brooklyn & Luca looking for their pumpkins

Carson & Luca next to all the pumpkins

Luca trying to sit on his pumpkin

Brookly, Carson & Luca with their pumpkins

Brooklyn and Carson trying to hold Luca in place so we could get pictures

Carson, Brooklyn & Luca looking at their pumpkins

Luca, with a knife, decorating Halloween sugar cookies

Luca and Brooklyn decorating cookies

Grandma Linda trying to take a knife away from Luca


Luca scattering sprinkles

Luca putting sprinkles on the table