Monday, October 27, 2008
Pumpkin Carving 101
Saturday was a busy blessed day!! I began with attending our church's Ladies' Day. Becky Blackman was our speaker and did a wonderful job encouraging us to "Shine Like Stars." I took a time out to run to final soccer games for Miss Priss and Little Man and then ran back to finish the morning with wonderful sisters in Christ. (I am so glad we live in a small town and could get everywhere within 5 minutes!!) After Ladies' Day, I cleaned house a little bit before sitting down to watch the Texas Longhorn football game. We made it part of the way through the 2nd quarter before our special guests arrived. Alex and Ashley (seen before with the amazing bulldog pumpkin) came over for the night for our own pumpkin carving, pizza eating, football watching and smore making night!!! They were amazing!! Helping a 5 and 6 year old carve pumpkins is not all glory and patience is required. Miss Priss did a better job this year as she was able to help a bit more. Little Man checked in every now and then to see how his pumpkin was going. He was more interested in being Colt McCoy (Texas' quarterback) or some baseball player. He did a great job entertaining himself and did help!!! We made some AMAZING pumpkins as seen in the pictures. After the carving, we came in for pizza and the BIG Bama/Tenn game. Alex is a Tennesse fan and, with my being a Bama fan, he almost had to leave a few times. During a commercial, Alex and Ashley helped the kids make smores in the microwave - which blew Miss Priss's mind!! Little Man thought they were the best!! I think everyone enjoyed themselves - even though Poor Alex's team lost! Thanks Alex and Ashley for making this a wonderful night to remember!