Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pumpkin Carving

Last night we carved pumpkins. It's been a few years since we've actually carved them. We've decorated them with foam stickers that make monsters faces and with the plastic push in pieces. Andrew was the most excited about the pumpkins because he doesn't ever remember doing it.

We got the tops cut off, then it was time to dig for guts!

This is the inside of Andrew's pumpkin (he said it looked like it had ribs inside).

They look so thrilled. The pumpkins had been sitting outside for almost 2 days, so they were a might chilly inside.

Aaron had to show Abbie that it was okay to stick her hand inside.

She got the hand of it pretty quickly.

I love the look of disgust on Ashley's face!

After the pumpkins were all gutted, it was time to carve!

The finished artwork:

"Ouch! Ew, boogers! Ouch! Boogers!" Yes, the pumpkin is eating her hand and she does have a finger in it's nose too.

We had lots of fun carving pumpkins! It was fun to do something together as a family without the fighting/complaining. Tonight we roast pumpkin seeds!!

Crazy Hair Day

This week is Red Ribbon Week at the school. Each day the kids are encouraged to take part in this by wearing red, wearing their clothes backwards, etc. The most fun day is crazy hair day, which is today. We were at the store last night and Andrew picked out some red hair spray to use.

Austin got his hair done first. The first spray revealed that the red hair spray was really more on the pinkish side. I was originally going to do stripes on the side of his head, but that didn't work out. So, he ended up with this look.

Andrew's hair is a bit longer than Austin's, so I was thinking I could spike it and spray it. Then Andrew said he only wanted half his hair sticking up. Great idea!

I think this hairdo perfectly represents his dual personality. He can be a cute, sweet boy when he wants, but more often than not, he's a little devil who drives me crazy. You can see it in his eyes, can't ya?! He only smiled because I told him not to.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


I love Abbie's curly, blonde hair. She's has this one huge curl on the back that I finally took a picture of. It's so boingy!

I just love this goofy, little girl!