Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pumpkin Blessings

Halloween can be a dark holiday,
so why not use it to spread light & blessings!
It all started with this book:

My mom asked if I had seen the page on kindness.

This is the picture for it:

And just look what I have.

Of course, I also have plenty of little boys 
AND even more pumpkins!

(and a big sister ready to help)
The kids helped grow these pumpkins at my in-laws farm.
All we needed now was some black and white gingham ribbon
and some blessing messages!

Everyone wanted to help.

Soon we had our pumpkin blessings.

A whole wagon full!

Off they went to bless the neighborhood.

Bo pulled the wagon,

and Annie was the door girl.

I am not sure who liked it more,
my kids
or the neighbors.

And with an empty wagon,
home again,
home again,
jiggety jig.

As a Halloween blessing to you
 my next 2 posts will be giving away two of my
favorite children's books!

On Thursday the book in this post, or the girl version, you choose :)

On Friday I will post a giveaway for a signed copy of this book:

He will even sign it to whoever you want.
(Great Christmas gift!)
I'll share more about it Friday! 

Have a fabulous week!


Christina Berry said...

LOVE the pictures! :) I can't get over how much Roo is growing!

Hope you're doing well! Mwah!

Two Shades of Pink said...

OH I want to enter this giveaway so much! And this post, Lib! I think this is one of the most wonderful things I have ever seen!!! And that picture in the book is so incredibly sweet! You did it JUST PERFECT! What a light and an example you are! You can be sure I will be doing the same thing ASAP and this week and I promise to post about it. This post is going to inspire LOADS of people sweet friend. You always tell me I will be famous but you my friend are making JESUS FAMOUS with posts and kind things like this. what fame is. Seriously...cannot say enough about this post and this awesome act of love from your kids. I'm done. Love this and love YOU!

Victoria said...

Ooo, how cute! I love that you did this with your kids. :) I'm really glad you're trying to nurture a good and giving and kind spirit in them.

Hope you had a great weekend!

koralee said...

You my dear are such a blessing to everyone around you...Love your ideas on how to share the LOVE. Your Children are very blessed! Hugs to you. xoxo

marie said...

What an awesome thing to do! You have some of the best ideas and some of the best books to get them from! : )

You also have the sweetest kids!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post....wonderful pictures! And do you ever have pumpkins. Your little ones are so blessed to have you for their mom. And I bet you feel blessed to have those wonderful, adorable children too don't you! Absolutely precious family. Hugs

It's me said...

O wowwwww...i see your beautiful kids doing a good job !! enjoy a happy the books !! love love

Polka Dot Daze said...

What a lovely idea :)

Theresa said...

now you went and made me love you and those adorable kiddos even more! What a wonderful idea! best. mom. ever. I'll be back for the giveaway!
t. xoxoxoxoxo

The Lady said...

How could your boys not learn to be kind? with parents like you and Kelly it will just come natural. I would probably shed a tear if some youngsters showed up at my door with a pumpkin. So sweet! Even better that they grew them themselves!

Kayla G. said...

This is so cute! What a great idea to reach out to your neighbors. You probably made so many days wonderful.

Jo said...

Aww, I'm sure everyone was blessed by the pumpkins. Such a lovely way to show God's love. Bo looked like he was really getting into the whole thing. He also looks like he's getting good with writing letters.

As an aside, the picture of all of the kids with the pumpkins is really great and the one with Annie and Bo with the wagon is priceless. TFS all your wonderful ideas with us.

Cheyenne said...

Ah, your kids are looking so grownup! Look at little Roo!

What a blessing you guys are. That idea is GREAT...and that sweet neighbour lady! Am I the only one who could still possibly be in jammy pants in the middle of the day when someone unexpectedly comes to the door!? :)

Trisha said...

I want to be your neighbor Libbie! This is such a cute idea. You are raising some amazing kids!!


michelle said...

Libbie you have the most beautiful soul as do your kids. What a great thing to do to brighten up their days and the days of your neighbors. :)

pollydove said...

Oh how I love this activity!!!! You are amazing and do the cutest things with your kids! I have to copy this and do it too! Great idea ... great lesson to teach too. ;)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

This just brings a big smile to my face!

Nezzy said...

Oh sweetie, I love the way your and your little "Pumpkin Eaters" lit up Halloween. How very precious your pictures are!

I adore how ya'll spread the love. :o)

I'm quite smitten with the Jonah book and would love to read it with my eight grandkiddos!!!

God bless ya and have an extraordinary day. :o)

Karen said...

Libbie, you make my heart sing with your lovely ideas which bless not only the children and neighbors but those who follow your blog. Just lovely! (hugs)

Little Gumnut said...

That's a lovely idea and looks like they all had so much fun!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

what a perfectly delightful tradition to start! love the idea. there should be more neighbors like you in the world. it would make it a much nicer place.

you are such a blessing to those who come into contact with you.

would love to read either book to my grandkids. we're actually looking for some christian books for all of them.

Little Penpen said...

You and your children are precious! I am getting so many great ideas from you. :o) I just may have to steal this idea next year for Avery.

blueviolet said...

You are such a twinkling star in this world!

Can do mom said...

I love your fun ideas. :) Not only do you HAVE fun ideas, you actually implement them! I find that even more amazing. ;)

Thanks for putting a smile on my face this evening.


Cassie said...

Such a sweet act of kindness. We agree over here, that Halloween is pretty dark. You sure lightened things up and made use of those fantastic pumpkins!


Ann said...

Oh my goodness, now thats a fantastic way to serve our fellow man. Love this idea--I may have to borrow it!!! First time to your blog, don't know how I've missed it.
Tin and Sparkle

Martina said...

You have the sweetest ideas to make others happy Libbie - i think you should win the "best mum" medal! And you blog so nicely about it all. Big hugs!

He & Me + 3 said...

Omgosh! YOu all are always doing something special for someone else. I love this idea. PERFECT! YOur kids are all getting so big. May you be blessed too!

Rosie said...

OH, I ALWAYS COME AWAY WITH A BLESSING AFTER A VISIT TO YOUR HOME, filled to the brim with children who L O V E Him...once again I'm smilin'.
Sending HUGS a plenty for a blessed week...Rosie

Kim said...

This is just the sweetest thing! Such a great idea and what a wonderful lesson to teach your children about giving back to their neighborhood. Love it!
I'm your newest follower :)

Caterina said...

What wonderful goodness! Luv it! Also loved this part: "The kids helped grow these pumpkins at my in-laws farm." <-- how very, very cool.

The Fish for Jonah book sounds great.

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

How Sweet & Kind.... A True Blessing, You are such a Wonderful Mom & Roll Model & Teacher of The Word ~ xox

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What can I say that no one else has said about this post.
Libbie I love you and how you are raising your beautiful children.
Thanks for being you and God Bless you

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