Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Carving Pumpkins

Sunday night we had our neighbors, The Brantleys, over to eat chili and carve pumpkins.  It was perfect weather and we had a great time hanging out together.  John and Caleb enjoyed getting to help cut the tops off the pumpkins and scrape out the insides before they decided to go back to playing and running around.

Daniel busy working on drawing out his "N" for his Nebraska pumpkin.  Who knew you needed a ruler and power tools for pumpkin carving.

The pumpkin I created.

The pumpkin David carved based off of a drawing that Caleb created.  Caleb's version was a little bit scary, I wish I would have thought and took a picture of his drawing.  You can't tell in this picture but the pumpkin also has some blood drawn on it with a red sharpie per Caleb's request, lol.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fall Festival

We went to Caleb's first school Fall Festival on Friday!  He had a great time getting to pick and choose what games and activities he wanted to spend his tickets on.
We arrived at 4:00pm when it kicked off and decided to get in line for the face painting right as it opened so that we didn't have to wait in line for a long time later on.  While Joshua and I saved our spot in line Caleb and David made a little toolbox at the Home Depot booth which was right next to the face painting booth.  The timing couldn't have worked out any better, as soon as he finished his building project he was next in line to get his face painted.  David and I joked about how he will sit so still to get his face painted but any other time you can't get him to sit this still.  He loved how it turned out and didn't want to wash it off that night when it was time for bed.

He had a lot of fun playing on the inflatables, going through some mazes, playing games, winning a cupcake at the cupcake walk, eating ice cream and socializing with his friends.  While Caleb played David and I reminisced about the different activities we had at our school carnivals.

 (David and I both remember "going fishing" at our school carnivals growing up).

 Little brother loves him some food and was not happy with the ice cream was all gone.

 (I love this sweet picture of Caleb and John together in the skeleton photo prop)

I would say that we can mark this night down as a huge success.  We all had a great time, the weather was perfect and it was just starting to get pretty crowded as we were leaving.  I love this time of year and am loving participating in things with Caleb during his first year of school!