I hadn’t been to a pumpkin patch sine I was a child…..that was, until yesterday! My son Tyler, my mom, and I had a great time at the Pickin’ Patch in a little town called Dunnellon, Florida. We ended up there, thanks to Google. They had a hay ride and acres of pumpkins. The only thing missing was the crisp fall weather we are all accustomed to this time of year.
We grabbed a wagon and began our great pumpkin hunt. We searched and searched the fields for the perfect pumpkins.
We had to find 3….one for me and two for Tyler. A big one and a little one. He had a great design all picked out.
We walked up and down the fields to find the most perfect pumpkins.
Once we found all three pumpkins, the wagon got pretty heavy, so Tyler decided to take over pulling for me. I thought that was awfully sweet of him. He is such a good son!
While we were picking pumpkins, my dad and my mister were golfing…..in the SAME shirt! It was priceless! When we arrived at my mom and dad’s house, I noticed that my dad had on the same shirt my mister had on! My mom and I got quite a chuckle out of that. She didn’t notice it until she saw them sitting together in the golf cart in the garage….which was an even funnier sight to behold! We decided that if anyone said anything at the club house, they could just say they were playing on the same “team”…..even though there was no tournament going on….
(So you may be wondering how they have the same golf shirt. Well, my mister prides himself on being something of a snappy dresser and my dad RARELY ever buys clothes for himself. For Christmas, my mister bought my dad a golf shirt, which was also hanging in his very own closet too! ….So the two of them showing up in the same outfit was bound to happen sooner or later.)
By the time we got back to my parents’ house, the twins were done golfing. (I SO wish I’d gotten a picture of those two!) When we walked in, the twins were out on the lanai eating a sandwich and watching football together. I asked how they golfed and my dad simply said “we golfed”. My mister said he had 2 holes that gave him trouble and my dad didn’t reveal anything about his game, other than that he played. I have learned not to ask too many questions when I get that type of response.
We headed over to the pumpkin carving party at my sister in law’s house and I was greeted by my father in law wearing Halloween pajamas. I loved it! I was also greeted by these guys…..
My sister in law went all out this year for sure! I thought this was awesome, I just love Halloween!! I wish I had taken some close-ups so you could see the detail in them. They were really well done and super creepy! I love the one on top…kind of looks like one of the members of KISS!!
AND she didn’t disappoint me….she made me my very own Shirley Temple!!!
It was tasty and really made me feel special! When I was done with it, my brother in law even offered to make me a “daiquiri on the Virgin Side”….I love it! What a sweetie!
All of the plastic was spread out and the little ones started finger painting their pumpkins. It was fun to watch…and super messy! My niece eventually had it on her face. It was too cute!
Alice volunteered to be the official photographer and we started cutting. Guts were flying, pictures were snapping, and eventually we had some pretty immaculate works of art! Not to worry….while Alice took pictures, we were careful to set all of the pumpkin seeds aside for her to take home to roast!
Mario was the first one done…..
How clever….Mario carved a Mario pumpkin! And he did a darn good job, too! Their cute little one is also Mario, so there are THREE Marios in that bottom picture! Adorable for sure!
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My brother in law’s sister just got engaged and this is her fiancee’s pumpkin…..
The Grim Reaper. Pretty good carving work, I must say!
Tyler worked diligently on his pumpkin, which took a lot longer than the others. He free handed his design, based off of a picture he found on Google.
Not sure what happened here, but even though it’s blurry, I think it is a good picture of the process
See Alice’s pot full of seeds there on the lower left???? YUM!!
This guy was sitting on the ledge behind us. Good news for him…he can drink as many of those beers as he wants and he doesn’t have to worry about what it’s doing to his liver! Lucky guy!
My mister “decorated” his pumpkin….
What can I say….Tyler must have gotten his creativity & talent from his mother and his cleverness & cute sense of humor from his father!
….So, I won’t keep you in suspense any longer…here is Tyler’s finished product……
Isn’t that SO cool?????
I just love the look of “Ooooh Nooooo!!” on that little pumpkin’s face!
While he was sculpting the teeth, he would have to wipe away the pumpkin debris so that he could see exactly what he was doing. At one point, he was “flossing” the teeth with the cloth.
We shared a pretty good laugh about that one, since we are SO into flossing at our house these days! Our dentist would be so proud!
He carefully measured the space for the little pumpkin.
Here it is all lit up….
I can’t wait to set it out for our Trick or Treaters!
Right now we’re watching one of my VERY very VERY favorite movies….Beetlejuice!!
What is your favorite Halloween movie? What is the scariest movie you’ve ever seen?
Scram showed up in my dreams AGAIN last night. Geez, what is with me these days?? I would love to know what my friend Sigmund Freud would have to say about this. I think it had something to do with the fact that we drove home late last night and I often wish I would get pulled over as a suspected drunk driver just so I can take a breath-alyzer test! and say “I’ve been sober for NINE months!!” Is that strange? I’m not sure I could pass a field sobriety test because my sober balance isn’t that great, but I KNOW I would be able to pass a breath test! Something inside of me thinks it would be fun. Maybe that’s twisted.