Friday, October 24, 2008

Circleville Pumpkin Show

Last week we went to the big Pumpkin Show in Circleville. We saw a lot of pumpkins and a lot of carnival type people. We got some pumpkin ice cream that was really good and the kids got to go on a few of the rides. Mason liked the truck ride but had a worried look on his face for most of the ferris wheel. It was fun and definitely a lot bigger than I was expecting.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Going Private

I decided to make our blog private because some weirdo I don't know is leaving comments. I just feel a little weird knowing that people I don't know are looking at pictures of my kids. So if you would still like to see the blog just let me know and I'll put your name on the list.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Circle S Farms.......Yeah, Pumpkins!

We got to go to Circle S Farms last week and the kids had a lot of fun going on the hayride and picking out some pumpkins. We got 4 pumpkins this year. In the past we've only ever gotten one pumpkin so we are feeling pretty fancy right about now. There was a maze at the farm called the scare crow cave. It was just bails of hay stacked up and then covered over the top. Maddy and Mason both went in but then quickly came out because there were chickens in the maze..........guess they wern't expecting that. We are going to go to the Pumpkin Show in Circleville later this week, so if you're lucky you'll get to see a picture of the kids looking at the world's biggest pumpkin pie.

Halloween Projects

Maddy loves to do projects. We've been making some Halloween projects this month and she is very proud at how some of them have turned out. The only problem with doing projects is that they have fun and then want to do more and then I have to keep coming up with things for them to do............. which is okay as long as I'm not feeling project lazy. Mason painted his spider all by himself and Maddy worked for a very long time painting the haunted house all by herself.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Fall Means Pumpkin Bread

As soon as the weather starts getting a little cooler I always want to make things with pumpkin in it. We especially like pumpkin bread and pumpkin cookies. I'm only allowed to make the pumpkin cookies once a year because they are my favorite and I can't stop eating them. Pumpkin bread is allowed more than once because I put whole wheat flour in it so I can tell myself that it's "healthy"........ okay, so we still put chocolate chips in it but I just don't think about that part. That's the only way Maddy will eat it. Maddy and Mason both like to help in the kitchen, especially the stirring part. Here is the recipe for the pumpkin bread. We kind of combined two recipes together to make our own and it turned out pretty well.
2 1/2 c. sugar
1 1/3 c. oil
4 eggs
3 1/3 c. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
2/3 c. water
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin
1 small pkg. instant pudding mix (vanilla or we used white chocolate and it was pretty good)
Chocolate chips
Mix everything together and pour into 2 greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-65 minutes. Yummy!