We did go to a "pumpkin patch". Well, a place where they sell pumpkins anyway. Picked two pumpkins and carved them the day before Halloween.
|Batman & Scarecrow|
|They even had a petting zoo!|
|My sweet family|
|Ta Da! Pumpkins!|
Did I mention that Jaxon had his face painted at his preschool's Fall Festival? Yeah. that was a BIG deal! He had NEVER wanted to have his face painted. Ever. The Fall Festival was 2 days. The first day he wanted nothing to do with it, not even on his hand. He would rather watch and encourage other kids to paint their faces. I went to pick him up Friday afternoon and Ms. Courtney was waiting for me at the door bursting with excitement.
|Go big or go home is what we say. Why do a small check painting? How 'bout the entire face!|
|Even Batman needs his beauty sleep|
So that was Friday night, Sunday night we carved them. And by we I mean Brian & me. Jaxon was a little weiny. He takes after his grandma, Lola, who does not like to get her hands dirty.
|Checking out the pumpkin guts|
|Brian made him stick his hand inside the pumpkin|
|As you can see, he was not impressed|
|Actually he was down right disgusted by it.|
|He did take a turn at carving it|
|2 pumpkins... a goofy one & a ghostly one|
On Halloween itself, Jaxon dressed as a shark... a Big Great White Shark to be exact. We went trick-or-treating with our friends the Kershners who live the next street over. Thank goodness we went with their kids, because had it not been for them it would have felt like any other Monday night walking down the street in a shark costume.
I remember when I was a kid, the streets would be packed with costumed kids. Now-a-days, not so much. We walked and walked before we saw any other kids. Plus, every other house had its lights out. Where was everyone's Halloween spirit?
|My big shark and my little pumpkin.|
|The Kershner Girls... Alexa, Kara & Jenna|
|It took like 4 pictures to get the next picture|
|That pumpkin looks bigger when I sit down|
|He had to show us each piece of candy he got before putting it in his pumpkin.|
|Not wanting to get left behind|