Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fall Family Fun!

This past weekend was a blast.  My sister n law, Kay and niece, Amanda came down to visit.  We always love getting together with my family.  We have the best of times! 

I searched high and low for a pumpkin patch close to us so that we could go.  And low and behold I found one.  However, after getting there we soon realized advertising isn’t always as it seems.  The patch was a huge let down.  It was 2 in the afternoon and they didn’t have the tractor ready for the hay ride.  There was no actual “field” where the pumpkins were. {they were just sitting around} And there was only one bounce house as opposed to the two that was advertised and there was no “fun food” either.  I was really looking forward to a funnel cake. :(  Needless to say all we did was take pictures of all of us with pumpkins and pet the horses.  We left and bought our pumpkins from Walmart, which had a better selection.

We were together though so we still made the best of it!

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After we left we were starving, so we went to Pier Park to enjoy some Margaritaville and the kids {and Zack} enjoyed riding rides at Miracle Strip.

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That night we decided not to carve our pumpkins since it is still SO hot here. They would just rot in a couple of days, so we opted to paint them.  Kayla used the pumpkin on the front of the Martha Stewart magazine as her inspiration.  Kelsie painted Frankenstein.  I painted black and white polka dots and Amanda went with something a little more whimsical.  It reminds me a lot of Dr. Seuss.  They turned out perfect!!

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They stayed until Monday so we had such a fabulous long weekend!!  Now we are counting down to Thanksgiving so we get to spend time with them again!


Kelli said...

That sounds like a really fun weekend. Sorry the pumpkin patch wasn't what you'd hoped it would be but glad you made the best of it. I love your pumpkin decorations!

A-K said...

Oooooo so much fun. Wish we were still there!!! Can't wait until the holidays :)