The visit to the Big Patch finally happened on Sunday! Be prepared for a photo dump. We got up early (for us) and arrived at the patch around opening time and beat out the crowds. Kinsey and Brielana hitched a ride in the wagon!
We picked out our pumpkins,
took some family pictures,
Last year's picture for a fun comparison. Them babies sure have grown!
|Uncle, David, Papa and Daddy|
and got lost in the corn maze.
Half way through our visit the sun emerged in all her glory and I was freaking d-y-y-y-i-n-g, dressed in my fall finest, haha. Just goes to show you can look cute but feel like poop.
When we got back to the In Laws house, we got down to carving. I am the seed roasting queen and make sure they are reserved for snacking purposes. I've pretty much given up on Kinsey carving a pumpkin because she doesn't like "the mess" so Auntie Hailey set her up with some markers and she went to town.
And when one is doing something, the other follows :)
I wanted to do a kitty but my original idea fell through so I improvised with this:
It's pathetic but I had so fun so I call it a win ;) #wherestheears?
And then this happened:
Brielana was not having any of it. I'm pretty sure it would have been a different story if she had either 1) had a nap or 2) had a snack. But we forged on. Let's look back on Kinsey's pumpkin photos from over the years:
I'll make sure we (I mean, Brielana) are aptly prepared for this next year!
Easiest snack in the world: washed pumpkin seeds + baking sheet + seasoning, into a 400F oven for 30 minutes, mixing halfway. I use a combo of garlic salt, pepper and lemon pepper but there are endless possibilities. We end up snacking on these babies while watching TV and they hit the spot.
Congratulations, you've made it to the end!