We had a wonderful Halloween weekend with Todd's family in town. They arrived late Friday night so the boys didn't see them until Saturday morning. We slept in and then went to the mall to do a little shopping and let James ride the carousel. We enjoyed a super cheap lunch at the Hereford House from a Dealbug coupon that I got. For $2/person we each got a bowl of their steak soup, unlimited rolls and free soft drink refills. What a steal! Saturday afternoon we toured some model homes while the boys napped in the car and then headed to a local pumpkin patch. We have been to Whitetail patch the last 2 years. We like that it is local, not crowded or commercialized, and they actually grow their own pumpkins on the farm. I don't think this was "our" year for pumpkin patches. The patch was empty and there were hardly any pumpkins left. Usually we get great pictures there so I was a little disappointed. The patch owner said that it was a really bad pumpkin crop as you can see from the pictures. At Carolyn's patch we almost go blown away and Whitetail was an empty patch. Maybe better luck next year! Here are some pictures from the scarce patch! James loved rolling the pumpkins around!
Saturday evening we had Jack over to spend the night and Tatiana stayed with Gillian at my parents. The boys carved 2 pumpkins. Jack did one all by himself and was so proud. I was very nervous about him holding the knife but he did great!
For Halloween we had a monkey and a bumblebee. James loved everything about Halloween including ringing doorbells, saying "trick or treat", and eating some candy.
Here is James taking inventory!
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