Saturday, November 29, 2014

Pumpkins & Halloween

October is one of my favorite months. The weather finally starts to turn cooler, there are pumpkin patches, carnivals, and parties a plenty, and it's our anniversary month (8 years!)! This year was as fun as ever with two active boys to enjoy it all with. Here are some pictures from our adventures!

Preston Royal Pumpkin Patch

A church near our house has a cute pumpkin patch that we visit every year.

Love these two goofballs

Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch

This has all the makings of a perfect fall family outing, but the weekend crowd was INSANE. The boys enjoyed themselves, but Sean and I were constantly losing each other in the crowds and weren't able to relax. There was a pretty legit hay maze that Mason went through and humored us when he thought nobody was watching and relieved himself in a private corner of the maze. Adults weren't allowed in the maze so we couldn't get in there to stop him! We took a hayride, snapped some pictures, and spent some time in the bounce houses and then we just couldn't take the crowds anymore and called it a day. If we go back next year it will have to be on a weekday!

I guess it really was Harrison's first pumpkin patch because we didn't take him to one last year when he was a newborn. Mason had to get a picture with Jake of course, and he enjoyed the 2-5 year old hay maze more than the 4-12 year old one he got lost in!

Mason had fun checking out the playground of large vehicles, and you can see the strained smile on Sean's face during the hayride - we'd had enough at this point!

Dallas Arboretum

The boys and I met my mom at the Dallas Arboretum Pumpkin Village for another beautiful display of pumpkins. The arboretum never disappoints! We had a quick lunch and visited the children's garden while we were there before hurrying home for afternoon naps.

My handsome big boy

All smiles despite mommy putting him in a sweater on a hot day! 
My pumpkins!

The struggle to snap a picture of them both looking at the camera is REAL.


It's pretty crazy how many Halloween parties pop up on our calendar with a busy almost 4-year old in our family. Mason has known since last November that he wanted to be Jake from the Neverland Pirates for Halloween this year and he loved wearing his costume over and over! Harrison was a pirate for most of the parties (didn't get many pictures of this), but Halloween night was a little chilly so he wore a lobster costume that night and was SO proud of himself in it. He had a grin on his face all night! We had two neighborhood parties on Halloween and had a blast trick-or-treating in our 'hood with all the neighbor kids.

Mason's class party
Snapping some pics with the pirate while waiting for Harrison to wake up from his nap!

Jake the Pirate (Sean always carves a pumpkin that coordinates with the costumes!)

The cutest little lobster I ever did see!
Mason made me laugh because he kept playing with Harrison's antennae's!

Mason with his best neighborhood bud, Harper, and Harrison with his neighborhood birthday twin, Finley

Happy Halloween!

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