Wednesday, September 30, 2009

It's On, Ladies

October 1! It's here!

That means that all things Halloween are finally legal in the Starnes household.

Know what else that means? A trip to the pumpkin patch is in our near future. Be ready for yours by visiting this link. State by state listings of patches, Autumn recipes, Halloween goodies and more.

Let's take a look back at our punkins in the patch last year, shall we? My goodness, they're cute. If you don't agree, don't tell me. I'll never know the difference because I'm their mother.

And, a more accurate photo from that photo shoot. This is right about the time Jack started pointing at us while screaming, "Noooo!" when he became frustrated. Always lovely while out in public.

I'll be starting my "Fall Favorites" again this evening. Will be writing from the ICU in Dallas while I visit Caroline. Many will likely overlap from last year because, well, they're favorites of mine. And, they are carried out each season. So, if you're seen one before, just smile and act surprised.

Yesterday, the little ones joined me for our last Farmer's Market trip of the year. I know. What will I do for fresh veggies? I guess Target stock will be going up soon seeing as how much I cook. Might want to add some to your portfolio in consideration of the holiday season approaching.

Back to the market. Look at all the beauty we found:

Mums are on the schedule for next week. Lots of spucing up and removing of Lantana, which is threatening to take over our yard. Love that flower, but it's time to go.

Hello, cutie pie pumpkins. I do so love the first sight of you each year.

Jack and Lainey each held our carving pumpkins en route to the car. Between these, the 3 large ones on my mantle, and those scattered over the balcony and patio, we're at capacity.

After shopping, we took a walk through downtown and listened to the band.

Get down, girl. Go ahead, get down. Lainey is never scared to bust a move.

I love the crowd that gathers here on market days. Lots of kids and nice people.

Walked even further over to the park nearby. The kids love the statues and I enjoy seeing them run around. The weather is so gorgeous here right now. Crisp mornings and a slight warm up throughout the day. Perfect.

Flying out this evening to Big D. Can't wait to see Caroline and have some sister time. Crossed fingers for Blake and the kids!


Shannon said...

You've inspired me to get into the fall spirit. I found it easier to do in Kansas because the temps are cooler by now and it looks like fall. Also, people celebrate Halloween more in Kansas with everybody having a carved pumpkin, costumes at school, costume parades, etc. Not so much in Texas from our experience.

5 Boys And Me said...

October 1st is my day too, so you can bet the containers will be coming out of the attic tonight! Love the Halloween picture from last year - Corbin has the same shirt Jack is wearing - love it!

Also - I would LOVE your fun recipes for our Halloween party - I've been looking online and found a couple, but woudl much rather use things I know someone else has tried and liked! My email is Have a safe trip to Dallas!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Yay, I am so excited too for Fall. I am really over the heat of the summer, even though I do love it in FL.

Yellow Beads said...

awesome pictures; I LOVE this time of year!!

The Rand's said...

The kids look so little in the pic from last year! They grow so fast!

Love all your Halloween decor and favorites. Looking forward to those posts!

Hope you have a safe flight this evening!

Dee Stephens said...

Love the farmer's market too! have a safe trip!

The Lenzers said...

Love me some October...hello my middle name is Autumn!We will be hitting the pumpkin patch next week, weather permitting.

Jodee said...

Cute fall pictures! We are headed to the pumpkin patch soon!

Have a safe trip!

merrilee said...

I am excited for fall because of you, Casey! Love all the pics. Safe travels to Dallas, praying for Caroline.