Monday, October 21, 2013

Pumpkin Fest weekend 2013

The kids and I spent a long weekend back home in Illinois for our family's 2nd annual Pumpkin Fest

Great Grandpa took the kids on a hay ride around the yard, which served as the "opening ceremony" for the day.

Then there was bobbing for apples.

There was a pumpkin decorating station.

The "pop the balloon for a prize" station was complete with real darts!  (brave uncle V manned that station)

The kids also got to take a whack at a piƱata and enjoyed the treats it spilled.

The Great Gram Pumpkin made an appearance too, oddly enough with a dollop of whipped cream on her head, towards which the kids lobbed cheese balls.

Is that my child eating cheeseballs off of his Great Grandma's head? 
Yes.  Yes it is.

When the games were over, we all enjoyed a feast, drinks, and conversation while the kids spun about in their treat-induced frenzy squeezing whoopie cushions and hurling bouncy balls.

It was glorious.

Hope you had a great weekend too.


Sandies' Patch said...

Aww lovely! I want to be a part of your family! LOL!

Ariadne Skyrianidou said...

What a great family tradition you have organised there!Congrats!AriadnefromGreece!

Emma Elliott said... bliss :)

HollyM said...

Wow, that is amazing that your family did all that! What fun and whatvlovely memories for them.

Michelle said...

Wow, your family really knows how to put on event! What great memories your children will have; very blessed children indeed.

Sonia / Cozy Memories said...

Now this is life !!! What an awesome tradition ! You can really be proud !! oxox

monique's mess said...

I love the joy that great gran is having with the cheese balls and kids.. how hilarious and what fun to have with family. Thanks for sharing

ninimakes said...

Your weekend is smile inducing just by reading about it! What great fun, looks so much like home to me, another reason it makes me smile :)


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