I finally decided to start blogging and I couldn't think of a better way than to journal about the utmost secret details of our life then on the internet for everyone to read! But seriously, I spend my days cooking, gardening, living as organically and as frugally as possible all while raising my boys and taking care of hubby! So please join me as I venture through the days trying to be like Mother Hubbard instead of Mommy Dearest!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Auntie C!

I can't forget to mention another important event that took place this weekend. Auntie C's 40TH  25th Birthday!
 Happy Birthday Auntie C, we love ya!

Battle of the pumpkins!

We spent this past Friday carving our pumpkins. To prepare for the pumpkin massacre I turned on the Halloween music while Manny whipped out his painters tarp and brought out his manliest pair of rubber gloves to cover his "ouchies." Yup that's my "Manly-man" with the rubber gloves carving pumpkins!
Ok, enough with making fun of my cutie-pie hubby! But hey, he's my best friend and that's what best friends do, they don't lie! :) Now let's move on to the kiddos!
Of course Joseph had to spend about a half an hour picking out what stencil to use,
While Noah stabbed every pumpkin within reach.
Here's a photo of Joe doing the dirty work... 
I don't have any photos of Joe carving the pumpkins because he said it was too hard and it hurt his fingers. (Surprise, Surprise!)
Now, this pumpkin has the most meaning to us. Joe picked this pumpkin out at the Pumpkin Festival because of how it looked. This is Joe's pumpkin that has NF just like him. (I can't wait to show you how it turned out, it made me a little teary eyed to see it finished.) It's our NF symbol for this Halloween.
Grandma and Grandpa also stopped by for a visit. It was a nice break for the kids, they were already over the whole pumpkin carving experience.
 In the end, it took Manny and I about an hour to carve 4 pumpkins. Here they are, our masterpieces...
Now which one is the best? I'm not going to tell you who carved what, but I'm pretty sure mine is the winning pumpkin! Argh! Matey! Do you agree?

***And yes, Manny I do know  this photo of you wearing girly blue gloves will be on the internet-FOREVER!!!! But like I said, what are best friends for?