Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Pumpkin Patch

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)

Aah, such a fun afternoon! Today the skies are gray and it's been raining nonstop.  Love having these memories to keep me warm.


Melinda said...

Fun times for sure!
Mr. Ken and I love to hit the pumpkin patch or farm.
It is all part of the season.
Those are sure cute little pumpkins!

M : )

Mari said...

What a fun day! It's a good memory making time, even the pumpkin gut throwing. :)

Dewena said...

I love that lopsided pumpkin grin!

But those two little pumpkin eaters are darling, huggable!

And I'm sure you got in lots of hugs with them and stole some sugar.

You're so lucky to live close to them and see them often!

Mereknits said...

It sounds like a perfect Autumn day!

Blondie's Journal said...

How fun---you are all kids at heart! I've always wanted to make my own caramel apples. I've been getting these 'gourmet' variety at our grocery store for $5 each. Grrrrr...

Thanks for the visit!!

Jane x

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Susanne said...

And don't those live little pumpkins look adorable all dressed up? Soooo cute! Sound like a fun afternoon! I haven't made caramel apples in forever. Maybe I'll have to do that with the dayhome kids.

Jen Kershner said...

I'm glad to know I am not the only one that does not enjoy pumpkin carving. That is a daddy job around here. I'm happy to roast the seeds but that is where my willingness ends! You ended up with some great looking pumpkins!