Thursday, November 6, 2008

Pumpkin Painting

I know, I know... still haven't posted the Halloween costume pictures yet! Have I mentioned how technologically-challenged I am? (this means that they are still on the camera and I rely on my savvy husband to magically get the pics from my camera onto my computer so that I can put them to good use.) I know, I know... LAME!

Anyhow, until then, I thought I'd add some shots of our pre-Halloween-Pumpkin-Painting fest. The big kids opted out in lieu of carving their pumpkins to look like The Joker (pictures on camera still), but the thought of arming my little guys with pumpkin carving tools struck more fear into my heart than any haunted house ever could. So I armed them with paint pens, which was almost as frightening.

All in all, this painting project was like a mini-Rorschach of their personalities. Bailey lasted about 3 minutes because a) the project required her to remove her princess dress, and b) the paint was "very very messky."

Sydney was completely absorbed in the task and later went on to pick flowers and bugs that she could "paint-glue" to her pumpkin (yuck!), while Tanner rather enjoyed chewing on the paint pens and watching how far the paint could squirt.

Riley was in a world all her own, and made up a pretty little song about pumpkins which she sang the entire time as she meticulously covered every inch of her pumpkin... for nearly 2 hours!(this compared to Bailey's measly three minutes.)

A good time was had by all... until I had to clean it up. Ah, well- memories.


Julie Konchar said...

Oh happy, happy, joy JOY! I love that Bailey had other things to do than sit around getting messky, but then again I also love Riley's endless enthrallment. It is nice to see my boyfriend, Tanner, working on some different methods for paint extraction. Who wants to uncap the thing when you can just take a bite out of it? Team Edward? Maybe.

TNIRYAN said...

Kelly, if you would simply pack up your computer and your camera and hop on a plane, I would be more than happy to help you get your pictures off your camera. And I would write out detailed instructions so that you could continue to do it on your own after you returned home. I think Quinn is doing this job for you instead of teaching you how to do it yourself in order to keep you dependant on him and insuring his place of importance in your life. It's really very sweet, if you think about it. But unrestricted access to photos required for blog posts must come before a spouse's selfish desires for marital security. Come on over!

kelly said...

tanner is a riot, such a boy! next yr. try washable crayola markers! i give you a lot of credit for letting them have fun! can't wait to see the costumes!

kelly said...

little risque for halloween pictures don't you think kel? he he!

Marlee & Gary said...

hahaha I love your kids! Too cute!