On Sunday, our family drove out to the pumpkin patch to pick out our pumpkins for the annual pumpkin carving contest. This was the first year that Danny and I were able to participate in the Halloween festivities. I’m very happy I get to spend this holiday season close to my family.
Since it was so late in the season, the pumpkins were pretty picked over, and those that were still there were essentially rotted out. Most of the family managed to find a workable pumpkin, and the kids had fun playing on the swings, riding behind the tractor, and watching the farm animals.
After the pumpkin patch, we headed over to my brother and his wife’s house for steak soup, salad and homemade bread. I’m so lucky that my family is so supportive of my new diet and willing to make dishes that I could eat. My mom even made me some homemade grain free bread from Against All Grain.
Danny ended up winning the pumpkin carving contest with his ‘cannibal’ pumpkin, but all the pumpkins turned out great. I was very impressed with the level of carving being shown this year.
This guy wasn’t into this activity. That face!
What do you think? One foot and 10 inches?
Mine was the owl! We have a “no patterns” rule so these were all done by hand. We’re pretty talented.
I’m so excited to see the kids in the Halloween costumes this Friday. Halloween is my favorite holiday!