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We went to the Pumpkin Patch last Sunday; better late than never, right?!  Recent frosts and the lateness of the season meant we *really* had to search for good pumpkins that were not already goin’ bad . . . The kids and Dave tease me mercilessly about "coming out of my bubble" . . . I’m not an outdoor kinda gal . . . (gee, could the fact that I love NOT camping be a clue?  *snort*)


But, hey–I pushed the wheelbarrow around in the muddy patch, so they wouldn’t hafta cart the darn things in their arms!  My kids always want the biggest and heaviest pumpkins they can find . . . Dave always wants an unusually shaped one, or one that has "good face" (at least one side that you can carve a decent face out of).


Dave’s birthday is Halloween, so it’s a pretty festive time for our family–altho, frankly, his special day is always spent taking the kids trick or treatin’ . . . this year, however, Taylor has decided he’d rather dress up as the Grim Reaper, pose as a statue out near the front walkway, and jump out to trick the treatsters as they head for the front door.  I hope we don’t have any senior citizens stop by this year–yes, we have had some in the past; I wouldn’t want them to suffer a heart attack from Taylor’s evil master haunting plan . . .

On the way home, we stopped at WalMart, to re-stock the Halloween candy, which we’d previously purchased, but already eaten . . .   And, on display there, they had a Mr. Yuk Jack O’ Lantern!  It just cracked us up, and later on at home, Taylor had to make his own:


I best get busy . . . I’m in charge of brewin’ up cupcakes for tomorrow’s Costume Party at school . . . oh, and birthday cake for that spooky guy I love so much!  *chuckle* 

–P.S.  To those that asked about the SPAM:  Yes, there is a correlation. *chuckle*  I am half Filipino; my mother was born and raised on Kauai, Hawaii.  Interesting enough, she didn’t ever make musubis!   She did, however, recently gift me with a musubi mold, so I guess I should learn how, eh?!  My own kids loved the stuff when they first tasted it down in California at my baby sister’s house . . . !


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  1. Bwahaha! Love the pumpkin story, Julie!

  2. Your photos are wonderful! I love Mr. Yuck, and your Halloween card is adorable (love the sparkly moon).

  3. Thanks for sharing the family pics! Your daughter is a mini YOU!! Lovely :). Taylor did a great job with Mr. Yuk and happy belated bday to Mr. Spooky!!

  4. Mr. Yuck was great! LOL! I need to make this next halloween!

  5. Julie, you have such a beautiful family and what a gorgeous smile your daughter has! I love Mr Yuk, great job! Hope your DH had a wonderful birthday.

  6. That pumpkin is cool … Mr. Yuk … LOL …

    You have a gorgeous family and your daughter looks like you … the same infectious smile …

    I remember the post with your Mom’s picture and I wanted to ask you if she is Filipino, but I was too shy :) … SPAM (fried so it’s a little bit crispy on the sides) and rice is delicious for breakfast … can you tell I’m Filipino too > :)

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