Halloween...is not one of our favorite times of the year. We have never really participated in it and usually find other activities to do that evening. That being said we have let our girls dress up in costumes at times and done activities such as pumpkin carving. This year, they all asked to get pumpkins and carve them so after Daddy said yes, we headed to the pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin. I just came to get pictures!
Kemie carved her pumpkin that evening as she was going to a carving/birthday party. I was not able to get a picture of hers because it had turned black before I was able to. Here it is lit though:
The rest of the girls and Daddy carved their pumpkins yesterday. They came out quite well!
Here they are all lit up! Can you guess what they all are?
I also mentioned a 50th birthday. Hubby's brother celebrated the beginning of his 5th decade of life this past Thursday. His wife planned a surprise party for him so we, being 5 of us, headed down to the Tampa area to help celebrate. The older girls were not able to go due to work and other activities. It was sad not having them with us but on the bright side, we got to camp dog free!!
It was also a family reunion as dh's aunt and uncle also celebrated a birthday on the same day. The uncle was not able to be there but both of his mom's sisters were there. Below is the birthday boy with wife and MIL sharing a letter she had put together for him. I wasn't able to get a picture of the birthday girl.
We took our camper and enjoyed a short but delightful camping trip. We stayed at Hillsborough River State Park which is a campground we have enjoyed a few times before. It was very quiet the first night but became quite busy the 2nd night. We found time to take a hike Saturday morning before we left.
The girls even found a rock climbing wall!