Trader Joe’s pumpkin contest.

This morning we made another early morning run over to Trader Joe’s. When we were checking out, we noticed Trader Joe’s was having an employee pumpkin decorating contest. And they were pretty awesome…

Wow, right?! Genifer’s favorite was the House on Haunted Hill because she loves haunted houses. My favorite was the VW bus pumpkin. πŸ˜€πŸ€—πŸŽƒπŸ’―β€οΈ

Pumpkin painting at Higher Gravity.

After we finished eating at Gaslight Bar & Grill, we stopped at Higher Gravity for some pumpkin painting and Halloween beers…

My pumpkin already had a spider web painted on the back…

We got a taster flight of Halloween beers: Platform S’mores Yammy,Β Fat Head Spooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin Ale,Β Southern Tier Rum Barrel-Aged Pumking, and Maine Beer Company’s Mean Old Tom

Genfier’s awesome pumpkin creation…

And my pumpkin creation…

The rum barrel-aged Pumking was out of this world…

It was really fun painting pumpkins. And they look great on our front porch…

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Pause for paws.

Mack was just wondering if pumpkins are recyclable…

Mack really likes sniffing pumpkins. πŸ˜€πŸΎπŸŽƒβ€οΈ

Pumpkin patch pop-up.

When we were out walking the dogs this morning, we saw that the stop sign at the end of our street had a precarious lean to it like someone tried to push it over…

I put in a service request to have it repaired on the FixItCincy app.Β So hopefully, it’ll get fixed soon. When we got to the top of the hill at the end of our street, there was a pop-up pumpkin patch in front of the Montessori school…

and of course, Mack had to sniff each and every pumpkin…

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Seen and noted.

I noted all these cute little pumpkins outside of Woods Hardware on Ninth Street in downtown Cincinnati and then noticed there were even more pumpkins inside…

And Genifer saw this Praying Mantis while we were out walking Oscar…

Taken with Instagram.Β πŸ˜€πŸŽƒπŸ¦—β€οΈ