What do you do with decorative pumpkins once the season is over? Start a new family tradition of making pumpkin puree! E and I tested out our abilities at making pumpkin puree while the boys napped. She was cute. Touching the inside of the pumpkin was "yuck" to quote her.
UPDATE: The final count was 12 cups. If we had a bigger freezer we could have made more! There is always next year. I'm crossing my fingers for a stand-up deep freeze after we move. We two growing boys we'll definately need to buy in bulk.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Parker was able to take a rafting trip while he was in Oregon. He had a great time. I am so glad he got the chance to catch some down time and do something fun on the weekend instead of always working or being stuck in a hotel room somewhere.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
E's school was in our town's Veterans' Day parade. She was so excited she was going to ride in a float! She was a little disappointed to find out the float was actually a trailer which she has ridden on numerous times. The kids still had a great time waving flags and honoring all the men and women who have served Our Country.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Well, what a day! Boy did I have a surprise when I got K up from his nap. I had just changed his sheets that morning so of course a mess was sure to follow. Little did I know how difficult to clean this mess would be. In his room above his changing table was a shelf that had a basket of items I'd sometimes need with the baby. After K kept climbing the table I moved it to the closet but the shelf remained and so did the basket of items. Monkey K decided to climb his dresser and reach over to the shelf to retrieve the valuable basket of "goodies." So evidently he enjoyed the beginning of his nap very well. He opened the jar of vaseline and gave himself a new "do". Have you ever tried getting vaseline out of hair? Me either, and let me tell you - it is NOT easy. I washed his hair three times with dish soap. Not much help. I covered his hair in cornstarch (google said to do it) didn't help either. I skipped the idea of using whiskey since it said it'd burn...Maybe the whiskey was for the mom! ;)
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
We made our annual family pumpkin patch trip! It is my favorite tradition we have so far. I love the colors in Autumn and the cooler weather. This year Caleb was old enough to run through the corn maze with Ellaina and Kelman. What a difference a year makes...
I can't wait until next year! We'll have to find a new pumpkin patch...