20 OctLeisure weekend with cousins annual pumpkin carving (2019)

Friday afternoon was the day for report card treats since both girls did awesome. Sara and Mimi joined in our little celebration before they headed to Gardendale. As we were finishing up our neighbors Holly, Alex, and Max came in so we got to visit with them too. We ended up all coming back for play and coffee at our house afterwards. 

Friday evening, Leia went to Anna Claire’s birthday party. We gave Ivy the choice of inviting over a friend or hanging out with mommy and daddy; she picked us so the night belonged to her. We started with seafood buckets where she helped peeled and cracked shrimp and crab legs. After dinner Chris headed home to do homework while we went to the mall. We meet up with Holly and Alex so the girls could spend three Build A Bear gift cards then leisurely explored the mall. We were happy to see Leia when we got home and hear about her birthday party fun before it was past bedtime and we were all falling asleep.

Shopping with friends

Saturday, the girls wanted a home day so that is what they got with the exception of Leia going to a hour long Girl Scout meeting. Mommy went into the office to get a jump start on the week. Daddy worked on school. The girls had a leisure day; ah, to be a kid

Sunday morning we went to church then met Mimi and the Rhoads for lunch at Pita Stop before heading back to our house to carve pumpkins. The girls are into competition so the guys were not allowed to see who carved what and judged the pumpkins to award a first place prize. The ladies visited after the judging while the kids played,Mark went to the gym, and Chris got back to school. 

Prepping the area for the carving fun

Before shots

Working shots
 
Finished products

Judging time: Leia’s took first place this year
This might become an annual tradition
 
Mimi is the best she bought all the girls pumpkins to carve and her sweet daughters flowers; she even planted some of them for us too

 

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