Sunday, October 30, 2005

Fall Fun

Although we don't really celebrate Halloween, I love to keep some of the traditions from my childhood. We have the actual night covered, since our church celebrates the reformation of the church with a Reformation Party. Carving pumpkins has been our other established fall tradition. So last Wednesday, I took ALL my children, my three plus the three I keep after school, to the pumpkin patch to pick out a couple of pumpkins.

What did I do right this year?

  1. I decided what I would spend and I stuck to it.

  2. I let the bigger boys do ALL thier own work on their pumpkins. I only did what I was asked to do.

  3. I let the two teams of two boys each work out their own plan for carving. The negotiations rivaled that of NATO!

  4. I bought a little pumpkin for each of the little ones and let them decorate their own.

  5. I actually took photos and videotaped!

It was the most fun I have had in a while . . . and I think the kids had fun too!

1 comment:

Erin said...

Looks like you guys had fun. Enjoyed the pictures. Callie enjoyed them too! She painted her little pumpkins last week. We'll carve the bigger one today.