Play Dates and Pumpkins

This weekend was full of Halloween fun! And it’s not even Halloween yet…I love it!

Last week, we set up a few pumpkins in a leaf pile in the front yard to do a little photoshoot with Trent. We got three large pumpkins at Publix for $5.99 each, a total bargain in my opinion. We went to a pumpkin patch one year, grabbed 2 large pumpkins and a few mini ones and had to pick our jaws up off the floor  when we heard the total was around $70 (there were no signs posted). For pumpkins that are going to rot in a couple of weeks? Ummm, no. Needless to say, we won’t be going there again and we are more than happy with Publix pumpkins!

Anywho, we dressed Trent up in jeans and a t-shirt with a skull and crossbones on it. Even his shoes had skulls on them. Trent is so bad-ass.

Unfortunately, after a few shots of him sitting up against the pumpkins, I stepped a few feet away so that I could get his attention to smile for the camera and he started to lean to the side and ended up face-planting into the pile of crinkly leaves and it freaked him out so badly. I felt awful. 🙁

Luckily, he got over it pretty quickly and we did a few more shots.

And we took these for our added entertainment.

On Saturday, we went to a wedding and the annual Halloween party at Brett’s mom’s house. I’ll save the details for another post when all the photos are ready, but I will say it was beautiful and so much fun. Trent was the perfect lil’ ring bearer and was so good throughout the ceremony.

On Sunday, some friends brought over their son for a play date with Trent. Their son was born on the same day in the same hospital and our recovery rooms were next door to each other. How weird/cool is that? They are little birth buddies!

I was so glad they could come over. Since Trent doesn’t go to a daycare, as much as I know he loves spending time with daddy all day, he will miss out on the daily social interaction. This may not be as much of a big deal now, but we still want take opportunities for him to play with other kids whenever we can.

We started out with some tummy time.

While the babies were staring at each other playing on the tummy time mat, Brett carved a pumpkin for the next item on the agenda…babies in pumpkins!!

Trent decided he was going to have a taste of the pumpkin and there was no turning back. He had his first taste of something that wasn’t breast milk and he couldn’t get enough of it. It made for some pretty hilarious photos. He was munching around the edge like it was a cob of corn.

I’m guessing we should include pumpkin on the menu for when he starts eating solid foods.

Then it was time for our babies to be artists with their first pumpkins! I grabbed the idea for their pumpkins from here and here. We used Frog Tape to make their initials on each of their pumpkins and then poured some Crayola washable paint onto paper plates.

I dipped his hands into the plate and he went nuts with excitement.

I guided his hands over to the pumpkin and briefly moved his hands around to show him what to do and then he did it all on his own. The only thing I did was make sure to dip his hands into more paint every once in a while.

Good thing I got washable paint, look at my hands! Haha. After several minutes, he decided he was hungry instead, but luckily we were finished and just had to let the paint dry before the big reveal.

I love them!

This post was submitted to the Fall Pinterest Challenge hosted by a group of blogs. I’ve had this baby in a pumpkin photo pinned for so long just waiting for when I had a baby to stick in a pumpkin. And I just recently pinned this in preparation for Halloween, since there’s only so much a 4 month old can do to decorate a pumpkin. I’m so happy with how both projects turned out. If you’re interested in seeing the other projects in the Fall Pinterest Challenge, you can go to any of these following blog links:

Young House Love

Bower Power

Our Fifth House

Ugly Duckling House



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  • Marcy
    Oct 30, 2012 at 8:37 am

    I really liked the photos with the leaves, but the photos of your baby in the pumpkin were so adorable! Happy Halloween! (Visiting from the SITS Girls)

    • Lynn
      Oct 30, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      Thanks! Glad you stopped by!

  • This Busy Life
    Oct 30, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Love the baby in the pumpkin! Such a sweet idea!

    • Lynn
      Oct 30, 2012 at 9:04 pm


  • Julie Moore
    Oct 30, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Hopping over from SITS! He’s adorable! 🙂 Looks like you made some GREAT memories. 🙂

    • Lynn
      Oct 30, 2012 at 9:05 pm

      Thank you! We think so too 🙂

  • Melanie
    Oct 30, 2012 at 10:10 am

    I love the baby in the pumpkin. Do you have a trick so he didn’t think it was cold and slimy? And where did you get that hat? (Yes, I’m going to have to do this with my son!)

    • Lynn
      Oct 30, 2012 at 9:04 pm

      We made sure to scoop out as much as we could so there’d be no little bits on him. It also helped that we took the photo indoors, since it was cold outside, and we kept his diaper on. The pumpkin hat is from Etsy! Have fun!

  • Lolly Jane
    Oct 30, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Hi there! Found you on the SITS link up and had to stop by and say how C U T E your ideas are for a baby around this time of year. I am going to try the painted pumpkins with my 6 m/o and 2 y/o for sure. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • Lynn
      Oct 30, 2012 at 9:06 pm

      Have fun! We were glad we could include him in on the festivities since he’s so young. He had a blast and I’m sure your little ones will too!

  • Corinna
    Oct 30, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Gorgeous photos! Visiting from SITS Blogtober. Now following you!

    • Lynn
      Oct 30, 2012 at 9:06 pm

      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Sonia Barton
    Oct 30, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Wonderful ideas and great pics! Visiting from SITS

    • Lynn
      Oct 30, 2012 at 9:07 pm

      Thank you!

  • Deb (Urban Moo Cow)
    Oct 30, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Omg, I’m dying from the cuteness! It’s reaching through the screen and tickling me.

    Visiting from SITS although I think I’ve happened upon your site before. Beautiful photos.

    Happy Halloween.

    • Lynn
      Oct 30, 2012 at 9:07 pm

      Happy Halloween! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Megan
    Oct 30, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Cute! Love that little pumpkin! 🙂 I would LOVE for you to link this up at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party!!

    • Lynn
      Oct 30, 2012 at 9:08 pm

      I submitted my link to your site…lucky #100! lol Thanks for the invite!

  • Saralynn
    Oct 30, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Love love love all the pictures. Trent is the second most squeezable baby! Lol we had a lot of fun hanging out with you guys….I just wanted to say thank you again for extending the invitation. We will definitely have to do it again!

    It’s probably on a separate post, but why is mule day a fail? It’s this Saturday so you still have time for it! We’ll be there! 🙂

    • Lynn
      Oct 30, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      I’m glad you guys came and had fun! I guess I got a bit ahead of myself on the Mule Day crossout. We have three events this Saturday and 2 of them are on the bucket list, so we are having to choose which ones to attend and I think Mule Day isn’t one of them unfortunately. 🙁 Hope you find some good stuff, though!

  • Wendy
    Oct 30, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    So cute! I love the pictures inside the pumpkin! Wish I would have seen this before we carved our pumpkins!

  • Six Sisters
    Oct 31, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Found your cute blog from SITS. We love your pictures and that is the cutest baby ever!! We would love to have you link up your cute ideas at our Strut Your Stuff Saturday at We hope to hear from you! -The Six Sisters

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