Happy Halloween from our cute little pumpkin!
We got into the Halloween spirit on Saturday when our Vegas friends Talon and Carolyn came into town. Our original plan was to take our babies to Boo at the Zoo, but then we stayed up until almost 4 a.m. chatting while Carolyn did my hair, so a long day at the LA Zoo went out the window. It rocks to have a hairstylist on speed dial, by the way. The week before Jake was born, I was talking to Carolyn on the phone when I glanced in the mirror and lamented my sad roots. Two days later, she was in my living room, putting foils in my hair while my 9-months-pregnant belly and I sat on an exercise ball. Did I mention she drove all the way from Vegas for that? Yeah. She's awesome.
With Boo at the Zoo off the table, we turned to Matt's new girlfriend Siri for help and found the cutest Halloween headquarters in the hills outside of Santa Clarita. It had pumpkins galore, a sunflower field full of scarecrows, wagon rides, a corn maze, a petting zoo -- you name it. And the best part? It was free! How's that for a festive fall afternoon? We dressed Jakey Boy up in his pumpkin outfit for the occasion and headed to Lombardi Ranch.
We started off by wandering around the Scarecrow Alley, which was full of themed scarecrows made by local boy and girl scout troops. The themes ranged from fun kiddie movies like Up and Despicable Me to Mario Kart and Angry Birds to actually scary scarecrows.
Our babies got in on the scarecrow action, too.
Then Jake and Emery decided it was time for a snack, as evidenced in the pictures below.
So, needless to say, we took a little break. Once our babies' tummies were full, we picked up where we left off and explored the ranch until the sun went down.
People kept stopping us to tell us they thought Jake was the cutest pumpkin there. We must admit, we agreed.
It's weird to think that time keeps ticking and the world goes on without you during those first few weeks you spend at home with a new baby. It seems like one minute I was at the pool during summertime and the next, the stores are stocked with Christmas trees and I'm buying candy for trick-or-treaters. But Saturday's festivities helped convince me that today is indeed Halloween and tomorrow really is November. We're sending October out in style tonight--just wait 'till you see Jake's costume. And in the meantime, have a happy Halloween!