I am a stick it out kind of girl. If I start something, I finish it. However….I’m done. Really there are only 4 posts left for this month, but I just can’t handle being confined any longer. Kudos to bloggers who have monthly themes. I salute you. I am not one of you…guess there is too much of a free spirit in me.
Before we ditched Oklahoma, I took advantage of some warm weather to carve our pumpkins outside this year. I had no idea I’d be returning from Wonderful Land to 70 & 80 degree weather. I guess it was Oklahoma’s way of being nice to me upon my return. I have a lot of great memories of watching my dad carve pumpkins when I was growing up. He is pretty much amazing at it. The kids and I set to work on our pumpkin…
I made the mistake of asking the older boys what kind of pumpkin they wanted. They said “the Lego Batman Scarecrow”. Not just a lego, not just a batman, not just a lego batman…a Lego Batman Scarecrow. What is the world is that? I had to look it up online. I am a laptop girl for reasons like this.
These two were more interested in the Lego Batman Scarecrow’s guts.
We left it on the back porch and forgot about it…until we returned from our trip. Gross Lego Batman Scarecrow welcomed us. I really wish the squash bugs hadn’t destroyed all the pumpkins I planted this year….I could spend all day carving pumpkins…not Lego Batman Scarecrow pumpkins. When we got back I had a bad attitude (still kind of do) towards fall in general. I usually look forward to the pumpkin patch, but the beach stole that from me. I sucked it up and pretended to be a big girl…we took the kids to the pumpkin patch. At least they got to wear flipflops with their jeans. And they are pretty cute with shirts on.
FireCracker came too, but she was with her daddy running around while the big boys were testing their strength and toughness.
Photo Tip: I gathered from my Hawaii photo tips that you all like to see mistakes. Well I don’t mind showing them. Here Big Brother is in ‘jail’ at the pumpkin patch. What is something very simple that could have been done to improve this picture?
Answer: Included both of his eyes. This is an example of getting an non-posed photo and not having a chance to retake it. I could have stepped to the left just a bit and I would have captured both of his eyes. However, there are times with photographing my children that my motto is “You get what you get and you don’t throw a fit.”