Last year we went on a weekday evening and this place was calm and picturesque. Weeeelll, we made the mistake of coming on a Saturday, and let's just say that with 600 other people there it wasn't quite the same experience. We pretty much got our pumpkins and got out of there. We'll keep that in mind when we plan our trip next year. Hailey and PJ came up for a visit, so you can see some of them in a couple of pics.
Taryn trying to do it on her own, go figure.
Considering how much we paid for these BIG pumpkins we might have to put a size limit on the kids next year. haha
Hailey made her famous Pecan-Caramel-Chocolate-Oreo crust cheesecake. Mmmmm, I want a piece now!, please? A couple of days later we carved our pumpkins and had a grand ole' time. It was my favorite pumpkin carving experience with the kids so far because they are all getting old enough to start designing and cutting their own, thanks to cheap pumpkin carving tools. After scooping some of the gunk out with her, Sidney whipped hers out without any help! This year was also very interesting because we trunk or treated at the church Halloween party on OCT 21st - very early, and then because of my Grandma's 80th Birthday party on Halloween weekend, the kids didn't do any other trick or treating. They did get to break open a piñata full of candy, so no one minded too much. I think I missed the excitement of knocking on doors and collecting candy as fast as you can more than anyone!
Sidney and Owen's pumpkins. Owen's vampire had a very skinny mouth, so it was hard to see.
Tanner's is on the left and Taryn and Nathan's is on the right.