This past weekend I was already thinking about what we would do today because I knew the boys didn't have school. We haven't been to the beach in awhile though it's certainly been hot enough, so I figured if it was hot (over 85) then we'd head there, but if it was cooler we'd finally go to the local farm's pumpkin patch, something I've been putting off because of the heat.
Plan A: Beach
Plan B: Pumpkin Patch
Ah "fall" in Florida...
Which is why I should have realized we'd end up with Plan C.
The Hurricane Plan.
Thank you, Sandy.
Thursday night I redboxed Madagascar 3 for the kids and re-stocked my baking supplies.
We started our day reading some poems from Shel Silverstein's Light In the Attic. (Toby's favorite book right now because he's cool like that.) And then, after reading Day After Halloween, they were given the instructions to draw a mask so scary no one dared buy it so it was still in the store the day after Halloween.
So we made pumpkin shaped sugar cookies and orange icing.
Finally we decided to work on our real pumpkins. We're having friends over for the FL/GA game tomorrow so I wanted to Gator them up. We got to painting them but then noticed that our biggest pumpkin was already starting to rot around the stem, so I decided we should carve it. Usually, we have a strict, we only carve our pumpkins the night before Halloween policy, but I broke it. It's ok, we'll get another pumpkin.
I'm still not quite ready to let my boys have a go at carving, but they completely gutted it for me. Kaden got that thing clean!
Meanwhile, Blue pretty much just watched and made faces.
And Adios, Sandy!