Thursday, October 30, 2008

in the air

Fall is definitely in the air. We've been busy with all sorts of fall-time activities. Saturday we went to Lyle Dabb's in Farr West to pick out some pumpkins. The kids were completely excited to go to the "punkin patch". For those of you that don't know about Lyle Dabb, many people refer to him as "the weed man". But, not in the pot smoking, refer kind of way. He lives in Farr West and grows a variety of produce that he sells. He also does a variety of wreathes out of weeds, twigs, etc. Most of them are made from items on his farm - I guess this is where "the weed man" nickname comes from. Right now Lyle has all sorts of squash, gords, and pumpkins for sale. His pumpkin prices are incredible! Plus, it is a fun trip to let the kids pick them out at a place like this vs. the produce aisle of the store. Lyle carves a huge pumpkin head and wears it when the kids come. We took pictures...

Tyce and Myka with "the punkin guy". Myka was surprisingly not afraid of him!

Picking out the best "punkins".

We have a winner!

On Sunday my MIL did a fun ghost hunt for the kids (and the big kids, too!). This was a lot of fun. We all had a special Halloween dinner, carved pumpkins (the foamy kind), and had the ghost hunt. The ghost hunt is finding balloons that she puts in the trees around their house. For each "ghost" that the kids find they get a fun prize. They absolutely loved this. Thanks, Laurie!


Jess said...

The Weed Man looks a tiny bit creepy with the pumpkin head on ... but props for his creativity! Sounds like the kids loved it. And I agree -- picking out pumpkins from a patch is MUCH better than from a store.

I like all these posts. Keep it up.

mandy said...

I LOVE YOUR KIDS!!!!!...and you and Trav too. My kids love Lyle Dabb's farm! It's the best!