We did it again this year. Dropped $$ on pumpkins, that are just waiting to be carved, that are then just awaiting the nearest squirrel to surrender to. Why do we spend money on this?
Let’s just face it. It is thee cutest thing to watch your kids run through the pumpkins, picking their favorite one out (trying to push them towards the ones that won’t turn out to be $20 a piece).
This year, the boys picked their pumpkins out fairly quickly. We were slightly distracted by the smell of fresh baked doughnuts coming from the shop right beside us.
Owen was just beside himself with all of the “tops” that had fallen off a few pumpkins. That’s all he was interested in … trying to find the rightful owner.
With a full week ahead of us, and not many things to do, we held off on tackling the pumpkins right away. Prepping for the painting turned out to be just as fun! They got a big kick out of washing them in the sink to get all of the dirt off.
We spent the rest of the evening revisiting an old recipe of ours, homemade graham crackers. Tossed a little fall into the recipe by adding 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice and they turned out extra yummy!
The kids loved rolling out the dough, and cutting out shapes with their new Halloween cookie cutters.
Days like these remind me of what staying at home with the kiddos inside all day will be like in the winter. Coming up with these simple projects to fill the hours of the day up with, makes everything a little sweeter.
Make the graham crackers with your littles this week! They stay fresh in the fridge for a long time!