Monday evening I got all my trail and "pumpkin patch" decorations ready. Prepped some of the food and got stuff out of the freezer to thaw.
Tuesday was a beautiful day and I went out after cleaning in the morning and put a few things up around the trail. Then hoped it wouldn't rain! Or that the wind wouldn't blow it all down.
Tuesday went by and after work on Wednesday I decorated the cookies I had made earlier and frozen.
Vampire teeth with bugs in them.
That was about all I accomplished that evening besides some more cleaning.
Thursday evening I finished food prep and decorated cake balls for the kids. They were supposed to be bats but I think they look more like owls. Still cute.
Friday at 5:00 a.m. I had to pick Bobbi up and take her to the Surgical Center to have an outpatient surgery. So we got home on Friday at about 11:00 a.m. and she rested on the couch while I set tables, got out all the carving supplies and set up for the cooking that would happen later. Also cleaned the basement because I hadn't gotten to that during the week.
Ashley came at about 1:00 and started making eggrolls.
Jill showed up after school to help and I really appreciated their help. Jill decorated my little S'mores cakes for me.
After eating a lot of food we cleared the tables and set about carving some pumpkins. Those with babies that needed to go to be left and the rest of us carved and visited.
The result is always a lot of creativity.
I took this the next morning because I forgot to take one the night before.
There is always a bit of a mess the next morning. But well worth it.
Did I get right to cleaning up this mess? Yes but then I got sidetracked by a nice round pumpkin I found sitting in the laundry room and I carved this.