Posted on October 24, 2010
Sometimes my sister likes to come over with short notice to do some sort of fun activity with the kids. Yesterday, as I was elbows deep in editing, she calls and says that she has pumpkins and will be over soon. I decided to take a little break and let the kids go crazy because, hey, they are only young once, right? Have to enjoy them while I can.
So, we dressed them up in cozy Halloween inspired pjs, threw a pumpkin hat on the baby, and ran outside to try and get a group shot of them. We were missing Blaze and my brother’s three kiddos.
Unfortunately, the sky decided to cut our photo session short by releasing rain, so this is the best we got.
They are so cute.
Then it was time to use foam cutouts to make some Halloween decorations and then carve some pumpkins. Autumn couldn’t find any of the stencils as a guideline and I haven’t hooked up the new printer to my new computer (but already stowed away the old one. Not sure what I was thinking on that one), so I just decided to freehand whatever designs the kids wanted. They picked a bat, a butterfly, a princess, and a jack-o-lantern. Um, yeah, the jack-o-lantern turned out the best. I guess when I’m drawing, the other designs just do not translate well into a carving! We had fun, though, which is all that matters!
You can see a peek at our humble fall decorations up on the kiddos’ art wall. We gathered up leaves to hang up with the paintings. We also have pine cones peeking out from various places about the house.
Tatum was a little grossed out by the pumpkin guts and quickly decided she wanted NOTHING to do with it. At all. She did scoop one handful out and then burst into tears. Yay, experiences!
Yeah, that pumpkin on the right is supposed to be the princess. I wanted to draw it in profile, which is why you can see a bit of the nose, but then Tatum decided it HAD to be from the front. It looks much better in the dark and glowing. No worries, folks, we are going to a pumpkin patch this week with Daddy and are going to attempt to do better pumpkins. With stencils. And much better results than these DIY pumpkins that I’ve created.
I hope all of you are enjoying the great fall weather!