Oh October! Where have you gone? September may have dragged on and on but October zoomed passed us straight to Halloween. I can’t believe it’s Halloween already. We have been so busy this month. As family days out go though we were cursed this month. We attempted not once, not twice, not three times but four times to go to the Pumpkin Patch. The first time a storm hit and the rain just wasn’t even worth wellies and a raincoat. The second time, MM got sick at gymnastics. The third time, myself and B caught MM vomit bug. Finally, even on the fourth time the traffic was stopped and hubby tried to turn around. I had to threaten his life if he did he would wear the pumpkin guts that I would have to buy at Tesco instead of the pumpkin patch. Fourth time, we made it! I really thought we just weren’t going to make it this year. We normally go to our favorite spot Kenyon Hall because they have an amazing corn maze and scavenger hunt in it each year.
Sadly, because we were so delayed in finally getting there, storm Brian had ruined the entire maze and we weren’t allowed to go in it. We were all so devastated to say the least but I asked a nice lady there if we could still take our annual Halloween family photos among the sad looking corn fields and she not only let us sneak around the rope to them but she took the photos for us. Bless her heart. They may look pathetic behind us but we still had so much fun picking out our pumpkins in the muddy field together.
The sun was blasting us but I couldn’t really ask the lady, please I know we have asked you to sneak us behind the roped off area, take you away from your work, make you take family photos of us, but could you just move over to the other side the lighting is bad here. HAHAHA No way, I went with it and was glad that we even got a photo this month as sick as we all have been and as bad as the rain has been too. I am grateful for these very light bursting, green memories!
MOMMY IS LOVING…
Finally going to the Pumpkin Patch!
Carving Pumpkins with the kids.
Lies ins and sunny days for half term.
DADDY IS LOVING…
The wheelbarrow in the muddy field with the pumpkins.
Taking the day off for half term in the sunshine.
His new garden.
BUBA IS LOVING…
Completely obsessed with Dinotrux on Netflix.
Pumpkin Patch fun.
Half term – NO SCHOOL!
MISSY MOO IS LOVING…
Trying to eat the pumpkin’s insides calling it melon.
Making pancakes with Mommy for breakfast.
Half term – NO SCHOOL!
We have had a great start to half term this week. Everyone else seems to be back in school and we have only just begun our time off. It’s been beautiful sunny days which is rare at the moment so we have been getting out as much as possible. It’s been freezing though time for bobble hats and gloves now. The kids have so much in the diary in November and we have Thanksgiving too.
It’s one huge holiday after another for us from October to January with Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, my Birthday, New Years, and Daddy’s birthday too. Phew, expensive few months as well. But I love this time of year for various reasons. Each part of the year, something different to look forward to. I guess that is why life moves so fast always looking ahead to the next thing. I think it will be our first Christmas with the kids in the UK this year too. Something that’s very rare for us. Be great to decorate the house even more than I already do this time. The kids are now at that magical age too that it’s going to be the best Christmas ever, I think. May your November be full of blue skies, crisp air and happiness!
Be safe tonight, Happy Halloween!