Sunday, November 29, 2009

Butcher-a-Pumpkin Day!

Hey Y'all,

Just can't keep up with life. Well, after we got the pumpkins, we had to do something with them. Of course, natural instinct, cut them open and carve the lifeless husks into scary pictures, right?
Yum, pumpkin innards.
Uncle Eeeeeeeeeeeeennnnn (aka Ian) likes them too. I think he threw a handful in his mouth when we weren't looking.
Uncle Ian carved "Go" into his pumpkin cause he was rooting for the Oregon Ducks. I helped him with finer artistic points.
Now shave a little here, carve a little there. It's delicate work.
Finished results . . . Nice!!
One picture with me in the foreground so you can see that the pumpkins we picked were large :)
I may be in my PJs, but going to bed just seems wrong after some good carving.
Mom made some pumpkin pies.
On Halloween itself, Gramma helped me work on my monkey face.
And, I came to our door to get CANDY!!!!
How many pieces can I take?
Then I went around the neighborhood with my friend Ethan (aka Harry Potter).
Mom kept following us to the doors, but we had it all figured out on our own. Here Ethan is checking whether anyone is home.
We made a good haul on Halloween. Thank you Gramma and Grampa for coming up to visit!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

South 47 Farm to Hunt Pumpkins!!!

We went to an urban farm nearby to get pumpkins last month. When I was a kid it was more of a mystery, but now that I've been around the farm a few times, I know the drill.

We started with a little hay bail riding.
What do you think, can I pass as a local?
Now, where did I put that pumpkin?
Here's my buddy Foster. He's a professional pumpkin lifter. This was a mid weight for him.
Now, after warming up, do you think Foster can lift this one?

Dad and Auntie Naynay picked up a couple of pumpkins for us all. We went big this year.

I helped too. . .
And, I played in the mud. Dinosaur boots: kid tested, mother approved.

And, we saw the tractor ride come through, so we waived.

But they wouldn't stop for us. Oh well, let's go see the animals!

But, I need to have a quick melt down first.

This guy didn't move a lot, but he always had a nice smile for the pictures.

I like feeding GOATS!!!!!

Auntie Naynay give professional horse feeding lessons.

And at the end, we took a family portrait. I like this one.
Oh, come on Mom and Dad, really?

I Make Cake

I don't know about you guys, but I love cake. Over the years, I've been learning to make it myself.
Now, it's important to taste the batter before baking the cake. It's too late to change things once its in the oven you know . . .
Finished product, yum yum. . . . The sprinkles really add to the taste.
Oh yeah, the whole reason for the cake was to celebrate Uncle Ian's birthday.
We made sure we got the University of Oregon's colors (Go Ducks!) into the cake. I think it is a pretty color palette.