we had invited my family over one night for pumpkin carving, watching the cubs game, and decorating cookies. we tend to do that…mix occasions and everything together!
it was a lovely day out…not too cold, not too hot. an typical fall day of weather. we decided to do burgers and simple side salads for dinner. we pulled out everything cubs that we had…napkins, cheese plate, coasters, wine, we carved a cubs pumpkin, and my sister brought over cubs dessert! woo hooooooo! we were ready!
everyone just did their own thing…the kids were playing, us gals were talking, and the boys were talking, grilling, and watching the game. it’s so interesting how we congregate with like species with similar interests! hahaha!
these are the days that i really enjoy! afternoons where you just go with the flow, relax with family, eat, have fun, and chill. we started our pumpkin carving excursion outside but the mosquitos were in full force so we relocated the artwork inside. the carving attempts were a bit competitive but honestly, mine was the best. ha! i was so carefree with my carving that i got slack for it…whatevs! i win with my perfect cat carving! meow!
after we carved our pumpkins, the kids decorated pumpkin cookies – well, they pretty much ate their cookies whilst decorating! i don’t blame them, they were oh so yummy. i am a sucker for sugar cookies. a total weakness!
we had such a great time with everyone. the cubs won against the giants and we were super happy!!! it was a great evening indeed! go cubs go!!!!!
[i love ellie’s expression]
[go chicago cubs!]
[chicago cubs napkins & cheese plate]
[reagan loving his cousin ellie]
[oh bennett… that face]
[we’re looking like a bit of a hot mess…let’s just say it was a very casual evening]
[dan working on his craft]
[hi bennett…how many family members does it take to carve one pumpkin? ha!]
[these kiddos and their iPads]
[pumpkin cookie decorating]
[hey olive, you’re suppose to decorate…not just eat the cookies!]
[bennett hard at work]
[potty training requires interesting outfits]
[my spooky cat carving]
[i love carving pumpkins! so fun and spooky!]
[c for chicago cubs!]