Friday, October 25, 2013

Whatcha Doin' This Weekend?

What's Going On?

If I have one fave fall tradition, it might just be taking my kids to the pumpkin patch. The past couple years we went with my best friend, her husband, and her kids who are close in age to my kids and are also pretty great friends.  (There are no pictures of them even though they are some of the most adorable children but simply to protect their privacy.) If you haven't been to the pumpkin patch yet this year YOU MUST GO!  There are so many fun things to do: sand art, little trailer rides, pony rides, animals to see, face painting, button making, moon bounces, and of course the hay ride to the pumpkin patch.  

I tried so hard to get pictures of the kids, but of course my daughter is too cool and my son was frantically running from pumpkin to pumpkin overwhelmed with choices.  So the best I could get was this:

Gosh, it looks so much like fall in this post.  I just love it!

Every year we pick a couple pumpkins for the kids to paint and a couple for them to help mommy carve.

What's Cooking?

I love making a big breakfast on a lazy weekend morning.  I cannot wait to make these absolutely delicious looking Baked Upside-Down Cinnamon Apple Pancakes from Flourishing at Home.

What's Happening?

I am so excited to make skeleton cupcakes.  It starts with white icing, a toothpick, white-chocolate or yogurt covered pretzels (I still have to go to the store), and marshmallows with smiley face drawn on with ice cream topping my cousins gave to us.  The face marshmallow is the head and the pretzels are the ribs, all held together by the toothpick.  I will include a poorly taken picture using a camera phone as soon as we make them.

Pumpkin painting and possibly even carving will also happen this weekend.  I hope it's not too early to carve.  I definitely learned my lesson with that one a few years ago.

The power ranger and vampire pumpkin heads.

What's New?

This awesome Melissa and Doug floor puzzle.  We actually received this a little while ago, but my son never had the patience or focus to do a puzzle until now.  He is into firetrucks right now because some firemen came to his preschool last week and from the pictures I saw, it was really cool.  He even got to hold the hose and squirt the water.  So when we unearthed this puzzle, he was amazing and focused, and we got this puzzle put together in no time.

It is only 24 pieces so it was just challenging enough, but gave him a sense of accomplishment and success.  It also was really well made and, where some puzzles are easily discombulated during the puzzle-putting-together process when it is done on a carpet, these pieces actually stayed put.  I definitely recommend it.

We are so excited for Halloween and having tons of fun.  We will also be attending a birthday party and Mommy might very well be attending Fright Fest.  Whaaaat?  Yeah, that's right, I might just get a babysitter and be crazy!

What are you doing this weekend?


  1. You're making me hungry for a hugeee breakfast. Lots of bacon,pancakes,eggs,fruit smoothie loll. Love the pumpkin patch pics ! Looks like a good timee .


    1. Yes I love big breakfasts on Sundays! It's great family time not to mention DELICIOUS!

  2. Lol! That's probably the only thing I'm looking forward to! Fall desserts + baking!


    1. I Fall baking is amazing! I love baking with apples and pumpkin!