starting autumn off right.

this past weekend, we had Jord’s family over to celebrate his father’s birthday. before the party, L’s little cousin Jaxsen (who is four months older than L – to the day!) came over to paint pumpkins. the mamas had loads of fun, and the boys had a great time (well, L – Jaxsen wasn’t so sure about the painting part)! you’ll see in the pictures to come that yes, i covered the table with candy-cane wrapping paper – and yes, that’s all i had available. laugh it up, people.

here’s photo proof that our kids are on their way to becoming the next Michelangelo and Picasso:







we mamas may have helped our boys with their pumpkins – they don’t know how to spell their names yet :)

we adults also got in on the carving fun:


if i was a good blogger, i’d have the “after” photos for you to show you how excellent and talented we are at carving pumpkins, but i failed to take any “after” photos…perhaps because my hands were covered in pumpkin-goo from cleaning out these orange monstrosities. but, trust me – the pumpkins turned out fabulously (and, in the case of my pumpkin, completely un-scary – i carved a happy-faced pumpkin).

and that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you start autumn off right.

and why not, let’s throw in one more picture – this is L’s cute little handprint:


About Sara

Sara works in higher education, but she's most proud of her role as a Mama to two precocious boys, Lionel Conner, age 4, and Quincy August, age 2. In honor of turning 30 in 2016, she pierced her nose to "keep her young." She loves watching guilty-pleasure television, writing about motherhood, decorating her first home, sipping red wine with her husband Jordan, and chasing after her sons.
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