Sunday afternoon we gathered up the kids and grandkids for a visit to our local pumpkin patch.
We started at our house where Emily and Marcus's sister Ashley made caramel apples. It was a first for us and so easy! I used the little caramels and melted them in a sauce pan with a little bit of water. After dipping the apples, the girls rolled them in mini m&ms or chopped nuts -- the kind you buy for ice cream sundaes.
Then it was off to the pumpkin patch with these two little pumpkins:)
We spent the rest of the afternoon on the back patio carving the dozen pumpkins we found -- well, the rest of the group carved pumpkins. It is probably the ONLY holiday activity that I don't enjoy doing and was always happy to have Dan take charge when our kids were small.
Despite a small skirmish between my two younger "children" that involved the throwing of pumpkin guts at each other -- ahem -- it was a lovely afternoon with some cool results!
And someone even carved his freehand, can you tell? (lol)