First time carving pumpkins

Happy Halloween!!! and last day of October, can you believe it??


wednesday- 4 mile walk with my mom

Fall, don’t ever leave!
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thursday-yard work(it never ever ends)

Josh and I had a late night Wednesday watching Godzilla. You know, I thought I would be so bored watching it, but I didn’t hate it. Anyway, I was too tired to post, so I’m catching up from the last couple of days.

Wednesday J had preschool and they had a Halloween party. He was so excited to have another excuse to wear his costume, but then wouldn’t put it on when it was time. Later on, his teacher(my friend) sent me this picture. I knew he couldn’t resist a chance to dress up=)

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That night, Josh, J and I carved pumpkins. I wanna say it was the first time Josh and I have ever carved pumpkins together?? I know it was J’s first time and he loved it. Carving pumpkins hasn’t always been my favorite because I lack creativity and carving skills, ahem, I’m sure you can guess which is mine.

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But I’m so glad we did it, it was so much fun to see J so excited and Josh is pretty talented when it comes to carving. He did the Y for our college, BYU and carved J’s Jack face from Nightmare Before Christmas. I stuck to something simple, circles haha

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J’s pumpkin was bright orange in the middle, green on the outside and smelt like cantaloupe. It was really cool! He chose a good one.

Thursday morning we all got up bright and early and headed to my MIL’s school. She teaches kindergarten and yesterday was her school’s Halloween parade. Yup, J got to dress up again and be the leader of the Kindergarten parade with Lee Ann. It was so cute, but I didn’t get a very good pic. I’ll get some more tonight of everyone together.

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lee ann the lady bug, my nephew porter the pirate, and J
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We got to help out a bit with the kids. J instantly was a hit with the boys in the class because of his costume and he made friends with a Ninja Turtle.

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When Josh got home from work we had dinner, and then got to work on the leave situation outside. Seriously, I love trees, but it’s getting old ha This was just our side yard. There was a whole backyard full AND our front yard. It was a workout for sure, but it went by fast with 3 of us working;)

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You can see all the leaves in the background of this pic

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he wanted a pic with his pumpkin=)

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what are your halloween plans?

are you good at carving pumpkins?

About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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4 Responses to First time carving pumpkins

  1. I love the white pumpkin!! It is so cute 🙂

  2. Cutest Transformer ever!!! What a fun age 🙂

  3. I think the “O” for the pumpkin is perfect, especially because its white, its like a ghost pumpkin!!

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