I am very big into family, and I have a big family as well. 5 brothers and sisters (I'm the 5th of 6). 13 nieces and nephews (it's about to be 14 because yet another one is due in October!). 5 great-nephews & 5 great-nieces. And no, with that many family members, I do not keep up with birthdays very well. Even with a master list on my fridge.
I'm also married. My husband and I got married here in San Antonio at the historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel downtown. And we are the proud parents of a 9 year old Alaskan Husky named Moo and three 1 year old kittens, Wicket, Willow, and Winter.
Like all Texas moms, I made my kid pose in the bluebonnets.
Carving Jack-o-Lanterns with the kids is a fun family tradition. But instead of just throwing away the insides, it's time to use them in a different way and maybe even create a new family tradition!
Pumpkin Seed Brittle
Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
Grilled Chicken with Pumpkin-Seed Sauce
Watercress and Pepita salad
Pumpkin Seed Trail Mix
Pumpkin Seed Candy
Pumpkin Seed Necklace
Elegant Napkin Rolls
Wise Owl Pumpkin
Pumpkin Bird Feeder
Creative Kid Art from Dyed Seeds
There are more ideas, as well as recipes for you to try, here!