I absolutely love the Fall! I love opening all the windows and letting the breeze run through the house, the crisp fresh air. Pulling out all my cute sweaters and boots. Being able to order Pumpkin Spice Latte's from Starbucks! Knowing the holiday season is almost here. And getting to watch the leaves change colors!! This will be my first year to see the beautiful colors everywhere being that I am from Florida and you just don't really see that. It is my favorite season and then comes winter which I am pretty excited to be spending our first here in Tennessee. Hopefully we'll get to see snow here. If not we won't have to drive too far to see it. Anyways, back to the fall. This weekend we spent some time carving the pumpkin that Andon brought home from school. Jared wanted to do something simple. Last year they went all out but I thought the pumpkin was kind of scary so we did cute this year. :) Here are some pictures of my boys hard at work on the pumpkin.
First cleaning the thing out.
Then drawing the face on ...
And carving the face out.
And here he is in all his cuteness... :)
So after they cleaned out the inside of the pumpkin I started rinsing the seeds. I have never made pumpkin seeds but knew it was pretty simple. Here is a picture of the finished product. They were so yummy!!
I also made pumpkin butter! No, not from roasting and pureeing the pumpkin. Maybe i'll do that next time. I just happen to have cans of pureed pumpkin and all the right spices to make it the day we were carving the pumpkin. Here is a picture of the finished product. It is so good. But, only I think that here in this house so it's gonna take me a while to eat it all. :)
I love getting into the changing seasons. Next weekend we will be going to a pumpkin patch and corn maze. I will take lots of pictures and start getting some pictures of the beautiful colors all over the mountains!