Blessings From Above

Blessings From Above

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pumpkin Carving & Halloween

Last week, my family had their annual pumpkin carving contest. Every year we bring our own pumpkins to my mom and dad’s house and everyone lines up along tables in the front yard and creates their masterpiece. It was so fun to watch Laylie - just like last year, she had no interest in touching that yucky gooey stuff in the middle of the pumpkin. Luckily for her, I have no problem with it, so we enjoyed carving her tiny little pumpkin together. As the night went on, everyone was carving away and trying to create the #1 pumpkin design that everyone would like best. This year, Lisa won – again – she did an adorable kitty cat pumpkin design. Way to go sister! After lighting the pumpkins and oohing and ahhing over each one, we all piled into the house to eat a yummy dinner and dessert. I just love my family and all the fun we always have together, even if it’s just a little get together to carve some pumpkins.

Laylie's very own little pumpkin

Carving Time

Loving on Baby Andy

And our Halloween was wild! During the day, poor Laylie split her chin open by bonking it on our hardwood floor while crawling on her hands and knees pretending to be a baby; I fainted at the doctor's office from being so worried about my poor baby girl (it didn't help that I hadn't eaten a lot that day); and then my car completely died in the middle of the intersection of Encinitas Blvd and El Camino Real. What a day! After all the craziness, we finally arrived at my sister Lisa and brother Jon’s house for some pizza, family hang out time, and trick or treating. Lisa and Jon’s house was totally decorated to the fullest and everyone had a grand time being together. Laylie had the whole family follow her around as she went from door to door to get candy yelling “trick or treat!” We had a fun night after all and Laylie sure was the cutest duck ever.

Getting ready to head out from some "candy time"

Laylie and her Fairy Grandmother

All the girls

With Uncle Tim (As Mario)

With Auntie Lisa

"Trick or Treat"

1 comment:

  1. mindy, jason, she is indeed one incredibly darling laylie-duckie. her smiles, even with a booboo-chin, bring joy to my Mamoe's heart :-) thank you for these pictures!

    love, mom (who so enjoyed our White family time together in Julian this year at Labyrinth-in-the-Oaks, even if we all shared germs & good portion of us ended up under-the-weather! fun times, haha! & i'm already looking forward to next year's fun times!)