Picking Pumpkins & Scary Jabs — The Ordinary Moments #13
I'm a little late to the game with posting this but we did actually go pumpkin picking this Halloween for the first time ever (for both Mr J and I too). I can now understand why others take so many lovely pictures at the pumpkin patch, these shots are probably among my favourites I've taken this year. Sadly, A was suffering with a bit of a cold and wanted to be carried alot of the time (never happens!) and later that day had his Meningitis B jab which resulted in an awful fever and a scary couple of days for us all whilst he recovered from the reaction AND cold. Now baby Blue seems to have caught it too so we can only hope they're both better for fireworks night this weekend!
This year was the first year Archie's understood Halloween enough to be able to go trick or treating and he loved it. He dressed up as Buzz Lightyear and we visited a few houses in our street (mainly as we didn't want him getting too many sweets, knowing he would want to scoff them all in one sitting) and to see him not quite grasp the idea at first, knocking on doors shouting "knock knock, trick or treat!" and running away before anyone had even answered was hilarious. Of course, he soon caught on when sweets started to be handed out and wanted to stop at every single door, exclaming "n'awwwwwww" when someone wouldn't answer their door (actually heartbreaking!).
Whilst we were home, we received no trick or treaters which saddens me; as children it was one of my favourite nights of the year. I realise there are people who disagree with the holiday and decide not to take part but it also seems like those who would normally go out are afraid to take their children out, especially with what's been going on with the clown epidemic recently—we ourselves didn't venture outside of our own street— but how sad has the world become if something we could previously have so much fun with has now been ruined by people who for some reason think it's funny to dress up as clowns and scare innocent children (FYI, it's not).