Friday, November 09, 2012

Family Night: Pumpkin Fun!

Well, here is another post where we weren't technically doing this on Family Night! And, our visit to the pumpkin farm and our carving party weren't the same day either. Ok, with that disclosure - it was fun! Fun new memories were created! 

First, a visit to the pumpkin farm {please note that in the south, the word farm associated with pumpkins is used very loosely!} ok, here we go:

Well after all that fun, we enjoyed the pumpkins on our porch for a while! And, had planned to carve them together one evening, but it just did not work out. So, one night I got busy and planned a little pumpkin party to do the next morning! It turned out to be too cold to have it outside, so I just moved it into the living room!

Breakfast was easy with pumpkin spice waffles {thank you, Eggo!} and apples cored with a small cookie cutter!


So, there is all of our pumpkin fun! We always have a great opportunity talking about how God picks us up and cleans all the junk out of our hearts! And, then giving us a new life puts His light inside! 


Heather said...

I have been reading your blog for a long time and just have to tell you how sweet your family is and what a fantastic mom you are. I am amazed at all the fun projects you come up with and how special it is that you are dedicated to teaching your children the scriptures and God's love for them and how they come alive in the daily things you do.I know it must be a lot of work at times, but I can't think of anything that is more worth what you are doing. I would LOVE to know if you have any couple ideas as our daughter is now raised and I a continue to look for new ideas for devotions as a couple and just fun things to do that still keep Christ the center and where we can continue to grow. Thanks,Heather

Mom said...

Lots of fun! And you are brave to bring a hay bale indoors and carve pumpkins in your living room! Thanks for sharing these great photos :) - love you, Mom

angie said...

It is refreshing to hear that your morning was too chilly to carve a pumpkin. Real fall weather!
I love the idea of coring the apple slices with a cookie cutter. I don't own a corer, so I struggle with coring an apple prior to slicing it. This may be the solution, and cute too.
My kids would love the water pump and grinding corn into meal at the pumpkin farm. They so enjoy farm chores. This weekend, we are going to a historical working farm to help in making apple cider.

Debra said...

Looks like you had fun! I love what you did with the apples - I need to remember that one!

Pumpkin patches in our part of Arizona are usually just pumpkins from the grocery store laying in the dirt. Not quite the same experience we would get somewhere else. :)

Karate Mom said...

You get 'Mom of the Year' just for taking the straw into your living room to make the party even better. You rock, Monica! I need to lighten up and have more fun like you do. THANKS for setting the example :-)

Wendi said...

You always amaze me with your attention to detail. Your pumpkin party looks so fun! I agree with your mom your are brave to crave pumpkins in the living room.

Stephanie in SC said...

How to google pumpkin muffin recipes...Holiday Farms! So close to me.