Sunday, October 26, 2008

Weekend Update

We had a great fall weekend. Saturday morning I was unloading all the junk from the back of my car so I could load with a more junk from my errands. As I was stacking the soccer chairs, Husband made a comment about being a soccer mom.......ooops.....SOCCER! Will had his final soccer game that morning. After a quick glance at the clock, we realized we had 45 minutes to get over there. The kids were still in jammies. (It was going to be a jammie day after all.) While Husband showered, I loaded the soccer stuff back in the car. I filled water bottles and got the kids dressed. Whew hoo, we made it.
During the game, he scored a goal. He was so cute. He glanced at us on the sidelines and did a little snap. The he pointed at us with the biggest grin on his face. It is a wonder these shots turned out, I was laughing so hard.
Once the game was over, he got a trophy. He has been carrying that thing around all weekend. He wanted to sleep with it, but I was afraid he would poke his eye out!

That afternoon we carved pumpkins. Each of the kids drew a face on a piece of paper. Husband did the carving. I just can't imagine letting a 4 and 5 year old use a knife. I did the cute little flower one. It is one of the few times I use a drill.

Now, I am toasting the seeds....pepitas if you call them that. A little olive oil, a little salt....bake at 250 degrees for an hour or so. Yummy! I have seen a couple of recipes that made sweet ones with cinnamon and sugar. I have never had them that way. I did save a few to try that way though.

Overall, the weekend was great...I even got to sleep late today. That is a great weekend!

Happy Sunday, y'all!


Janet said...

I'm glad you had a great weekend and that you got to sleep in. I, unfortunately, woke up at 7 am this morning. No reason. Grrrr!

Love the pumpkin pic! Who did the one in front, right? Adorable!

tommie said...

janet- that one is Will's pumpkin. He wanted his to be scary! Livi's is in the back right. There are two more on the other side of the steps, but I couldn't get them all in the same frame.

I do not like it when I wake up early on days I don't have to!!

megz_mum said...

Wow, love those pumpkins!
I have made a "brittle" out of the seeds - Nigella Lawson recipe - other than that, I usually have them savoury also.

I am glad you remembered soccer in time, a shame to miss the last game!

Mary Alice said...

The flower pumpkin is sooo cute. Great idea.

CrackerJacks said...

He looks so proud of himself! Congrats on his goal!

Oh, and I LOVE LOVE your pumpkins. So cool!

Fleur de Lisa said...

Will's expression is priceless! I'm glad you made it to the game on time. That is a hectic way to start the weekend. So glad you were able to sleep in yesterday! :)

Corey~living and loving said...

I love your jack o lanterns. we did one yesterday, and I sucked at it. LOL Sugar wanted to help sooooooooo badly too. She just poked holes in hers. LOL

On a limb with Claudia said...

I laughed out loud at Action Jackson calling you a Soccer Mom, then realizing you had to get to Soccer. that's so how I would be.


Your pumpkin seeds sounds so wonderful

Moi said...

Yay for Will!!! And he wouldn't have wanted to disappoint his camera-crazy mom ..that's why the cute snap!!!! :)
it's funny to see how different Will's lantern is from Livi's....Livi's kinda goofy!!!! :) Your flowers are cute and original!!! lol

ChrissyM said...

Thank you for your kind blog comment.

Glad to hear you had a great weekend. The pumpkins are fantastic, love them!

CC said...

Those are some of the most awesome carvings ever!!! The flower one is so unique and cool!