Sunday, October 26, 2014

Pumpkin Weekend

With Halloween fast approaching, we decided that we would have a pumpkin themed weekend.

Saturday morning we went out to a local nursery that has an annual fall harvest festival.

Ashcombe Farms Fall Harvest Days

We started out on a hayride through the fields and saw some really creative hay structures.


Ashcombe Farms Fall Harvest Days
Ashcombe Farms Fall Harvest Days

There was a playground at the hayride loading area, so we spent some time there too.

Ashcombe Farms Fall Harvest Days

Then it was time to walk over to the fall festival.

Charlotte jumped right into the fun!

Ashcombe Farms Fall Harvest Days

Evelyn had been sleeping up to this point, but once she woke up, she was ready to join in the fall fun.

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The big kids also had fun making apple butter, going through a haunted tunnel, learning about alpacas, seeing more hay structures, riding horses, milking cows, and bowling.

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Of course we picked out pumpkins too.

Ashcombe Farms Fall Harvest Days - Mechanicsburg, PA

As soon as we got home from church today, Trenton and Charlotte ran upstairs to change clothes so that they could carve/paint their pumpkins.

Trenton’s was the only pumpkin that needed any carving, and he was excited that Daddy let him help with the carving this year.

Easy pumpkins for kids

Charlotte decided that she wanted to paint her pumpkin.  She was very meticulous about it.

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Once Trenton and Daddy finished carving, Trenton got to work painting his pumpkin.

Creatively Blooming: Jack-o-Lanterns

Trenton and Charlotte were both very proud of their finished masterpieces.

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Evelyn didn’t get left out of the pumpkin decorating festivities.  I put some electrical tape down on her pumpkin and then let her go to town with a paintbrush and washable paint.

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I’m pretty sure that Evelyn got just as much paint on herself and her highchair tray as she did on her pumpkin, but I think she had a good time doing it!

And she was pretty proud of her finished pumpkin too!

Baby Pumpkins: Put down electrical tape, let baby paint, and then pull tape off.  Instant masterpiece!

I’m pretty sure that I have three of the cutest pumpkins adorning my front porch!

Creatively Blooming: Kid Friendly Pumpkins

13 comments:

Traci@TheHallway said...

SUPER CUTE!!!! I'm letting Charli paint her and bubba's pumpkins this week! I can't wait to see what she creates!

Jessie said...

Your pictures are looking really GOOD these days! What a fun weekend. The pumpkins turned out super cute.

Katie said...

OMG!!!!!! These pictures are to die for! The little outfits....love. all the activities at the pumpkin patch...so fun. The pumpkin paintings...they did such a great job!
My little girl was going to paint her pumpkin this week. I'll have to remember the tape down technique!!!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

that last picture of E is jut too much!

Jamie said...

What a fun day!

Amanda B. said...

The girls' outfits are absolutely adorable!! What a great time!

Nicole Tully said...

What a fun festival! And the girls dresses - soooo cute! Love the last picture of Evelyn with hers - too adorable :) All of their pumpkins came out really great though!

Theresa Breslin said...

OH MY GOSH, that picture of Evelyn! Too adorable.

Jen said...

I love these pictures, they are so great!

Courtney B said...

LOVE the matchy outfits! Look at all the fun in these photos! The kids are in heaven! That ninja turtle pumpkin is the BEST!

Rachel Ross said...

Oh my gosh your pictures, I die!! Those are some pretty awesome pumpkins!

Rosie said...

Oh that last picture of Evelyn is a.maz.ing! Too cute :) I wonder if I can convince the kids to paint pumpkins instead of carve them this year... I hate scooping the seeds out!

Amanda said...

Another fun sounding festival. I need to move to where you all live! Love the pumpkins too!!