This year Matty’s class at Primrose put on a Thanksgiving show for the parents. They sang three cute little songs and then we sat down with them to eat pumpkin pie… They were so sweet, I videoed Matty’s performance, after all he has been singing these three songs at home for weeks… 🙂
Matty sitting next to his friend David…
Matty’s friend Colin…
Matty eating his pumpkin pie…
Matty’s little friend Jay…
This year when it came time to carve the pumpkin we had to take a vote: Happy or Scary. Davy and Daddy voted for Scary and Mama, Matty, Molly, and Granny voted for Happy. And we have a winner…
- Davy had to draw out the face he would like to see on the pumpkin.
- He had to cut open the top
- He and Matty had to scoop out the insides
- Davy turned over the knife for Mama to carve
- We decided to make a scary face on the little white pumpkin
- Repeat steps… 🙂
I attempted to roast the pumpkin seeds, but on Halloween when I put them in the oven I got caught up in the excitment of costumes and trick-or-treating and forgot about them. Andy found them on fire in the oven…Oops!
Nothing says fall more to me than watching the leaves change color, hayrides and pumpkin patches….so imagine our delight when we stumbled across Burt’s Pumpkin Patch on our way to Amicalola Falls.
At Burt’s farm they have pumpkins that range from an eye-popping 150 lbs. to a modest 1 lb. They grow thousands of pumpkins (in fact they told us that they sell over 10,000 a year), so the selection is vast and the quantity is never-ending. One of the most fascinating features of Burt’s farm is the impressive selection of every type of pumpkin, winter squash, gourds and fall decoration. Indian corn, cornstalks and hay bales are also in never-ending supply at the farm. They also offer a hayride that is pulled by a John Deere tractor, it takes you through a winding trail filled with crops, nature and beauty.
This was by far the most beautiful pumpkin patch we have been too. I was just as excited as the boys. So many to choose from!!!
The first thing that we decided to do was go on a hayride. It passed by several different crops, went through a covered bridge, and slowed in front of a spooky grave yard. Davy loved the grave yard!
After the hayride we let the boys run free. Which ones will they choose? And the prices were so cheap!!!
We finally convinced Andy that we weren’t leaving without a really big one and a few small ones, so he caved and went for the wheelbarrow. Love Love Love the Pumpkin Patch!
This year we had a carving party… Brittany and her aunt Andrea came over from next door, Davy, and I spread out on the floor and dug in…literally… :O) I bought a pumpkin carving book from Michael’s and each of us picked out a fun face. Davy wanted his to be scary, so with my assistance we carved three sculls into his and Andy wanted his to be fun and simple.
Off to the Pumpkin Patch we go…. For the last two years we have gone on over to the Boy Scouts Pumpkin Patch on the corner of Linebaugh and Sheldon. The selection is huge, prices are decent, and we knew that the boys would have a great time running up and down the pumpkin isles. They have big ones, small ones, orange green and white ones, bumpy and smooth ones…and in the end…one for everyone… :O)