Pumpkin Patching + Halloween

Tuesday, November 6, 2018


This year, we got around to the pumpkin patch a lot earlier than usual (I think we made it out the day before Halloween last year!), which means it wasn't quite as cold as I like it to be for all the harvest-y photos. No coats were needed this year, but it turned out to be a lovely afternoon. 

I'm still getting used to my new camera, and sadly, a good chunk of my pictures came out completely under-exposed before I realized the setting was way off. But, I managed to get a few good ones of the kiddos running around through the patch. Loden was too little to care or understand what pumpkins were last year, but he's really gotten into them this year. Avienne picked out the perfect mini one for him, and he was walking around the house all day holding it saying "pum-pum." 

We managed to carve the big one just before Halloween, too. Admittedly, this just isn't my favorite holiday, so I tend to over-procrastinate and get things done barely in time for the actually celebration. I surprised myself by gathering all the costume elements for Avienne way in advance, but that was likely due to the costume being largely handmade. Maybe it's what I should do every year, come to think of it...

Avienne has been begging me to knit her a poncho, and once we found a pattern (which ended up being crochet), I suggested she consider making it into a Little Red Riding Hood Halloween costume. Surprisingly, she was super excited about the idea and actually stuck with it!  I found most of the supplies to accessorize it, including some fabric for the skirt, at Austin Creative Reuse, so spent maybe a couple of bucks on the whole thing. 

It turned out to be much too late and rainy for Loden to do any trick-or-treating this year, but he let me scribble some paint onto his face and stick a tail on him long enough to take some photos of him as the not-so-scary wolf. In the end, Avienne and friends did a quick round of trick-or-treating in the rain and got to bed at a decent hour for a school night. 

Not gonna lie, I'm happy for Halloween to be over and really excited about the holidays ahead. Cooler weather, cozy weekends and yummy food are what most excite me about this season, and I'm really ready for some leisurely time with my people.















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