Sunday, November 30, 2014

halloween II

Actual Halloween night:

We went trick-or-treating around the neighborhood. 
Yay, a good picture! 

Bennett the monster. 
People kept calling him a her when we were out. Hmm...a blue monster?

Logan loved all the attention and that everyone could tell he was a cowboy. 
He did great in his 3-sizes-too-big cowboy boots! :)

Waving hi!

Also on Halloween night, we did another tradition--making homemade rootbeer. This year we couldn't find rootbeer extract so we made licorice and vanilla nut sodas. Delicious!

Saturday, November 29, 2014


I've gotten really behind...
Before Halloween, we carved a pumpkin.
Our tradition has been to get one of the biggest pumpkins we can.
Logan was really into helping this year, which made it more fun!

Here is his concentration face-always his tongue stuck out.

We did this on a Sunday afternoon, so he's wearing his church pants, undershirt and rain boots :)

Bennett gets into way too many things these days, so we had to stick him in the toy to watch or the pumpkin would never have gotten carved.

The finished product.

That same night, we did caramel apples. This year we cut the apples up and did a caramel apple nachos type thing. It worked really well and we didn't waste as many ingredients as usual.

Bennett sure loved his apples!

The next Saturday, we had our ward Halloween party. Here the boys are all dressed up. I was lame and didn't dress up.
Darrin as Bob Ross
Logan the cowboy
Bennett the unhappy monster (he is not a fan of pictures lately)

Sunday, November 9, 2014

pumpkin patch

Not far from downtown, there is an island on the Willamette River that has farms all over it. Over the summer we went to the U-Pick farms for berry picking and a few weeks ago we went for the pumpkin patch.

They had water pumps that you could have rubber duck races with. Logan liked pumping the water down the pipes.

We went on the hayride to get to the pumpkin patch.

Logan was very happy with our caramel corn purchase.

The pumpkin patch seemed to go on forever!

Bennett didn't cooperate very well for a cute pumpkin picture. He kept eating things and wiggling too much.

Definitely a new family tradition for the fall!