while Jude picked the two biggest that he could find.
Here's Jude pondering the wonders of the world... or at least the pumpkin patch.
Being the disorganized person that I can be, we made it to the pumpkin patch on October 30th and guess what? Those big pumpkins were over 50% off. I got them for only $6 each. See, it pays to be off the ball!
We swung by the Charlie Brown display, which they recognized since we netflixed "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown". Now Jude says things like, "Indigo, if you don't stop that I'll pound you!" in a voice that sounds exactly like Lucy's. Nice.
We went home for some pumpkin carving. Pumpkin carving with kids this age quickly turns into mom and dad carving alone while the kids run off and play. Jude wanted his to be "super spooky". I said, "I don't know Jude, it might scare Daddy." Jude replied, "Tell him I insisted." The middle one is Jude's "spooky" pumpkin.
The big day arrived and it was time to get the kids ready. The kids have been living in these costumes since I made them in August, so we had to add a little face paint to distinguish this day from the others.
You may recall that Jude is a self-proclaimed "fire-breathing dragon". Someone at Dan's work asked, "How do you do the fire-breathing part?" Dan said (with a perfectly straight face), "Oh we have him swish with a little Everclear and then give him a lighter." "Really?!" she asked. "Yeah, he doesn't like the taste of vodka." That's when she realized he was, of course, kidding.
We hope your Halloween was filled with lots of fun family time and pumpkins... oh, and of course, some candy!