Fall begins a very crazy, but fun and exciting time. In the past, I never really cared for this time of year, but now that we have kids, it is so much more exciting and enjoyable to experience all the little fun things that happen. It also begins my baking spree, which also means I need to be back at the gym more consistently. Between cut out cookies and pies and bread and all sorts of yummy things, I can already tell this year it is hard to say no to sweet things. We began with a single batch of pumpkin cut-out cookies, and since I still have half a bowl of frosting left, I am sure they will be followed by more soon! We made a single batch of cookies, which we only got about 22 cookies or so. They are pretty big, but the boys and Blake had fun rolling, cutting, and sprinkling, and of course eating!
Rolling out the dough
A very important cookie making step: cleaning the frosting off the beatersOn go the Halloween sprinkles. This was definitley the messiest part
Another fun activity is going to the pumpkin patch. This is a relatively new thing for me as we did not have pumpkin patches in Abu Dhabi and I had never really been to such a place until we moved here and went to Sauvie Island. This year we did a laid back approach and went to The Olsen Farm pumpkin Patch in Boring, Oregon. There was no one there, we took our time, got great pumpkins, and it is so laid back that they don't even have people attending the stand. Your just put your money in a box! The boys loved running around looking at all the pumpkins and trying to pick them all up. We are currently searching for the perfect carving patterns, so the carving event post is soon to come!
The pumpkin field. We did not have to go out there. They bring all the pumpkins in to a smaller area and arange them by size and stand them all up in rows. Very organized, which John commeneted on.