Monday, October 19, 2009

Painting Pumpkins

Every year we let the kids paint pumpkins for Halloween decorations. They love this and beg and beg to do it as soon as they see their first pumpkin in September. :) We took them to the pumpkin patch a couple of weeks ago to let them pick the "perfect" pumpkin. They had so much fun. The pumpkin patch was the place to be. There were games, face painting, mazes, juniper jumps, horse rides, etc. We didn't come prepared for all the fun activities, Ruby was needing a nap so we didn't get to stay long. The kiddos didn't care they were ready to get home and paint. Each year the kids have just colored their entire pumpkin a variety of colors. I encouraged Lily to paint a face, picture, or something on her pumpkin. She did a great job! I tried to get Coop to do the same, but he just wanted to paint his entire pumpkin. He loved it!


Finding the perfect pumpkin can sometimes be a challenge

Making the kids pose with the pumpkins, it was a beautiful day

CHEESE!

Look at those faces, they are working hard

Here is Lily posing with her pumpkin. As you can see she painted a scene of a beautiful day...

and on the other side she painted a cool cat!

Coop is posing with his master piece
And for your viewing pleasure, here is a pic of the kids before they went to Awanas on crazy hair night!! They thought they looked GOOD!

7 comments:

Pambo said...

Love the painted pumpkins. Lily and Cooper did a great job.

Sam said...

Cute pics!! The artwork on the pumpkins were something! Maybe 'cause it runs in the family....hmmmmm....
;-)

Stacy said...

They did a great job!

sandybiggs said...

Lily did great! You have a little artist there.
And I like Cooper's too, very colorful! One year when Jordan was about his age she painted the whole thing sky blue. Then it sat on porch for way too long, Todd threw it out in a field near our house. But it was cold and the darn thing would not just decompose. So one day we are driving by field and she looks out window and cries "no! my blue pumpkin!" Why didn't we just throw in the trash? Good times...

Leslie said...

HAHAA - love the crazy hair. And the pics at the pumpkin patch are very cute!

Ashlee G. Osborn said...

Great looking pumpkins and kids. The crazy hair is so fun.

Hilary said...

How fun. Great pics! We haven't had time to go pumpkin patching yet. We hope to this weekend.