a little shopping in Clinton once the kids games were over though.
Sunday we had some fun time carving pumpkins. The kids had never done this before. They just couldn't understand where the pumpkin pie comes into the picture. After opening up the pumpkin to find all the strings and seeds they were grossed out. Neither one of them would stick their hands down in the pumpkin to clean it out. Although when I suggested throwing out all of the pulp and seeds Madison about cried. She's my drama queen deluxe. I can't wait for the teenage years. I know they are going to be so much fun. Madi insisted that we roast the pumpkin seeds like Mrs. Russell did in 2nd grade. She called Michelle to get her recipe. We used salt, pepper, garlic powder and a little garlic salt and baked them at 350 until they browned. We cooked them a little long. The seeds were really crunchy but the kids loved them. The two of them working together in the kitchen is a priceless moment. They were calling themselves chefs. There are times that they are so cute. Someone remind me of this from time to time. Don't get me wrong I adore my children. There are just times I'm ready to pull my hair out. Kids can make you crazy like that.
Our pumpkins turned out really cute. The kids put candles in them and put them on the porch. Parker is hoping that people that trick-or-treat are scared by them. I tried gently to let him know that they weren't too scary but he still believes that they will be scared.
Madison and Parker are both really excited for Halloween. I myself dread it. Tons of candy, a costume, and walking from house to house in the cold. Halloween is my least favorite holiday. Parker is dressing up as Daniel Boone and Madi is going to be a princess. I'll be sure and post pictures of them on Halloween.