The Family

The Family

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins

Fall and Halloween mean there's no short supply of pumpkins.

It's no different around here.

Last week we took a trip to a nearby pumpkin patch. After the hayride and a demonstration on the buoyancy of pumpkins and how to figure out the weight of a pumpkin by measuring its circumference and diameter (some addition and division were part of the formula - I'm no math whiz, so don't ask me to recall it), we made our pick.

Jack turned his into a Jack-O-Lantern this weekend. He drew the face, and Matt did the carving.

And today we used our artistic skills to paint pumpkins. I saw this post last night and decided to give it a try this morning. There were a lot of steps to these instructions, but all we did was trace the pumpkin, mixed some paint and dotted away with our Q-Tips.

Even though I was as neat as possible, and Jack was sloppily putting the paint on his, it's the one that most resembles a pumpkin. He's a true artist in the making!

Look closely at Mattie's, and you'll see the faint markings of the traced pumpkin. As Jack said, she did her best!

It's too bad we'll be out of town Friday for the annual Jack-O-Lantern carving contest that takes place on campus. It's always a real treat.

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