Halloween came early!

Pumkins at the Pumpkin Patch
Lately I have been trying to keep active and do fun things with Jude. Ive been talking pumpkins for a while and today was the day. Who goes to a pumpkin patch in the rain??
There were tons for kids to do, but like I just stated, it was raining and everything was wet!
Huge slides and moon jumpers. Jude immediately saw them and pointed at them. I wonder if he remembered them from his birthday.

Jude was checking out all of the little pumpkins that were light enough for him to pick up.

They even gave us a wagon to haul our pumpkins and even my Dunka haha.

Dunka Kisses!

Jude wanted out of the wagon as soon as the kiss picture was taken. Then he was trying to push the wagon instead of riding in it ahah.
Now off to visit with the animals…yes, animals at the pumpkin patch!
This first guy looked friendly but he was working up a nasty spit. The guy that was watching us with the animals warned us that he had amazing aim, I was quick to get the heck away from him.
Jude loved it! He was cracking up on all of the different animals: goats, chickens, pigs, horses, and more. There was even a hungry sheep that was nibbling at my scarf, I was screaming and Jude was laughing!

Before we got home, I realized that I forgot to buy a carving kit. Carly saw them the last time she went to the 99CENTS Store, so we picked up a couple.
I got started with Jude’s pumpkin and it was full of seeds!

There are some fruits that I cant remember what they are called to save my life but they remind me of small pumpkins and there are so delicious. Help me out, if you know what they are called leave the name in the comments please.
Jude is so curious and is at the stage where he puts everything in his mouth, and he gave his pumpkin top a quick lick!

He even tried to put a seen in my mouth haha.

Hes focused on getting all the seeds and “guts” out with the little shovel that came in the kit.

It was starting to warm up in the house, so I took off Dunka’s pants. He looked so cute with his pamper butt and little socks.

To bring this post to a close…we wanted to toast the seeds.
I couldn’t find the cookie sheets for the life of me so I used small cake pans instead. I covered them with a layer of foil and lightly salted my seeds.

Put the oven to 350 degrees and let the seeds get nice and toasty. They usually keep their white color, so you don’t have watch for a brown or golden color like you would most things you might put in the oven.
The mistake that I made was that I didn’t wait for them to cool before I bagged them and they got soggy! So let them completely cool before you store them.
I’m sure there will be a few more Halloween posts to come this month.
Like always, I hope you enjoyed reading about a moment into my life.
*Latina Kisses*


  1. kacy saechao

    The fruit that I think you're talking about is called persimmons. Yummy, I love them also.

    P.S You are an amazing mother 🙂

  2. Maggie

    these pictures are so adorable!
    i cant wait to take my nephew to the pumpkin patch that is located at Cal Poly Pomona. Your an awesome mom!


  3. Nancy

    Yesss girl! There persimmons …they are the business. .lol..mmm just thinking about them my mouth gets watery..hehe. .I call them mini pumpkins. .hehe easier to remember (:

  4. Yuri

    Very cute! I got that sweater that Jude is wearing for my 9 month old too! 🙂
    Ive been talking pumkin patch lately too. I need to jump on it!!!!

  5. LaDonna

    I love reading your Mommy posts! Jude looks like he's starting to slim up in the face a bit 🙂 He looks absolutely happy and so do you. Warms my heart to see you both doing well (way to go Carl 😉 )

  6. shannon swol

    i love pumpkin patches! its such a great childhood memory im sure jude had a great time! where do you get your cute fedoras?

  7. Anonymous

    He looks so sweet! But these pictures make me feel kinda sad. I do hope that you work things out with his father, I have been married for 6 years and I’m your age, 26. As you can tell, I’m very proud of that. We work hard at it.

    Relationships are NEVER easy and nobodies perfect. We all have are issues and it sounds like Kris needs help and support, your help and support, more than ever. Working through those issues together will make your relationship that much stronger and bring your little family closer together. Marriage is a union that unfortunately gets broken WAY too often but a child together… that’s for life!

    I know you’re not married to Kris but that adorable baby is more of bond than any two (unrelated people) can have. Jude deserves and needs his Daddy.

    I wish you and your family the best.

  8. Nicky

    Well said. We all go through shit and no relationship is perfect, Alcoholism is a sickness, it can be scary and really hard to not get angry with that person, its frustrating. I know, my brother was an alcoholic. But for the love we have for my brother we all stuck it out. He’s recovered, 5 years and going strong. His wife was amazing during this difficult time.

  9. Anonymous

    OMG i love your blog so much your my favorite!!!!!!!!!!!
    jude is super cute if i have a child one day i hope his like jude!!
    I wanted to see how you pumpkins turned out!
    oh wells are you going to dress up jude for trick or treat?

  10. sccastaneda

    I wish things could have worked out too. Its not in Kris' heart to come back and I dont need anyone in my life that doesnt want me.

    Life must go on. Thank you for all of your support.

  11. Nicky


    I'm sorry to hear that. I hope he gets help and gets he's shit together before its too late to have a relationship with his son.


  12. Anna

    I read that you were married before, to some other guy, for like 3 months, is that true?

    Either way I’m sorry that things didn’t work out with you and Judes dad. Being a single mom is hard. My sister is in a similar situation and she’s not handling it so well:( Stay strong honey!

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