We had a really festive Halloween season. It started the weekend before Halloween when we carved Drew's first pumpkin with Morgan, who was here for a visit. Drew was less than impressed with the whole operation. He definitely wanted nothing to do with the slimy innards. I haven't carved a pumpkin in a long while. I forgot how hard it is to get that stuff out. I let Morgan draw the design on the pumpkin and I did my best to carve it. "My best" was not all that great so we learned that super glue works great on a pumpkin!
We headed to Knoxville for Halloween and had a great time Trick or Treating with Weston, Aunt Kristin and Uncle T. Our first stop was the "Trunk or Treat" event at the Edmondson's church. It was pretty crowded and I wasn't sure how Drew was going to handle it, but he did awesome. And as soon as he figured out that he could get candy from the people with the candy baskets, I had to try and keep up with him!
After the church festivities we headed back to the Edmondson's house. We thought the kids might be done for the night since they made a bee line for the playroom. But oh no! Weston and Drew definitely wanted to do more trick or treating. So we headed out. They were total troopers and made it all the way around the road-about 8 houses. It was so much fun. Drew said over and over "Tick Teet". Love it!
We ended the weekend by having all the kids over at Poppy's house for a bonfire. It was so, so much fun to watch the kids playing in the backyard-the backyard that was home to all of our adventures as kids. We laughed about making pioneer stew, and watched the kids tromp around in the rocks just like we used to. Poppy fixed some yummy beans and cornbread and roasted marshmallows for the kids. Aunt Jenny came to take in the madness as an added bonus!
I will have to say this was our best trip home yet! Drew is getting easier and easier to travel with, and even though I pushed him to his limit, he was still great! Happy Harvest, everyone!