Sunday, October 25, 2009

Getting Ready for Halloween



We decided we would get ready for next weekend and go to a pumpkin patch and Halloween party. Usually people choose to go to a place close by, we chose to be adventurous and drive aways to a pick and pull farm. We got lost a couple times, it was insanely crowded and warm but we ended up having a good time. Bates Nut Farm was the place and we plan to make it an annual tradtion but next time we won't go the Saturday before Halloween. It is so fun having a reason to go to a pumpkin patch now that we have a kid! Great excuses for getting to do things I have always wanted.




After we were inviteheaded to the Simmons for a Halloween Party. The kids dressed up and enjoyed playing together while us adults chatted, had good food and craved pumpkins. I was so surprised how interested she was in what I was doing. So cute.

Here is how they all turned out! Ours is the one on the far right. I went for a happy version of a Jack O Lantern with Camryn teeth but I think it kinda looks like Mickey Mouse.



All the girls and kids with our pumpkins. The owl is awesome! And don't the kids look cute?! I love this holiday!

10 comments:

Amy said...

So fun. It's true about using your kids as excuse to do kid things. My favorite... mac and cheese. Owen can't eat the WHOLE box :). She looks way cute in her monkey costume.

nikki said...

I love building new traditions and doing family stuff! Having children just seems to get it all started! What cute festivities!!

The Davenports said...

Cute pictures, where did you find that pumpkin patch? I think the patches in a parking lot are so lame, thats cool that you found a "real one". I also think you should post more pictures of Camryn in her costume, it looks really cute!

Mark, Jenny and Sweet G said...

what a cute little monkey you have!

Karen M. said...

It looks like you found a fun place to make a tradition. I like your happy pumpkin and the cute little monkey definately needs a close up picture!

Carrie said...

Totally agree...Halloween is so great with little ones. Glad you found a good place to go! Way better than a parking lot:) Can't wait to see more of her in costume!

Amanda said...

I used to go to Bates Nut Farm EVERY year with my fam to get pumpkins. It's the best! And it's nice you guys actually get to carve pumpkins at least a week before Halloween. We tried last year and within a couple days they were already decaying (because of the weather here). It was gross. I think we'll be doing them only a couple days before the big day this year.

Trent & Brooke said...

looks like a fun party! And i just read the other post about your date nights-- what great dates! I have always wanted to see the Lion King-- and I do love Jason Mraz! Sounds like a great venue!

Nichelle said...

#1 you two need to stop looking better with age. #2 i think you should consider following in the footsteps of thomas and jessica hetherington and move to NYC to be a modeling couple....And Camryn is just getting too big and too cute too fast. I just looked at one of our wedding pics, and she looks like a tiny swaddled infant in a blanket.

Chase and Nichole said...

Fun! I love Halloween too and am so excited to have a kid to share it with! Love the pumpkins.