Friday, October 24, 2014

A Little Pumpkin Fun

Last Friday night we had our small group over from the Young Adults Group at church.  We enjoyed a little potato bar, painting and carving pumpkins, roasting pumpkin seeds and just laughing and letting our kids run around crazy together.  I don't remember ever making or eating roasted pumpkin seeds so it was fun giving them a try.  We made one batch of sugar and cinnamon pumpkin seeds and one batch of salt and pepper seeds.


 Joshua thought he needed to see what raw pumpkin tasted like.  He didn't seem to mind it and ate a couple of bites.  Yuck!

My Mom and I had been out craft fairing early that day so she was able to stay the night and join in on the fun.

The kids had fun painting their own pumpkins.  I wish I would have taken a pictures of their pumpkins earlier in the night as their creations didn't last long.  At one point in the evening the girls went inside and thought the guys were still outside with the kids.  The kids evidently decided they wanted to do a little more work on their pumpkins while they were outside by themselves and proceeded to just start squeezing the bottles of paints over their pumpkins until they were just big black pumpkins.  Needless to say there was a little bit of a mess to clean up but everything cleaned up easily and they had fun.

I am blown away by the talent of this group!  They ended up creating some really neat looking pumpkins.

This is as creative as it got for me. 

I love Amy and Lauren Elizabeth's painted pumpkins! They both free handed these and didn't use any type of stencil.  WOW!!

I love how all of the carved pumpkins turned out!
Joshua's pumpkin
I'm so glad we had a chance to get together! The weather was perfect and we had a great time getting to hang out together! We are really enjoying getting to know this group better and love getting to meet together every Sunday morning.

Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God, but our lives as well.  1 Thessalonians 2:8

Friday, October 10, 2014

Halloween Crafts

When I started being a stay at home mom I envisioned hot cooked meals every night, a well organized house, finally working on the boys scrapbooks, keeping up with blogging and lots of craft time with the boys.  Somehow two years have passed and well let's face it all of these things are still just things I'm "envisioning".

One of the things that I hate I haven't done as much of with Joshua as I did Caleb is little craft projects.  I have some fun memories and pictures of Caleb and I working on various projects.  I recently found a couple of Halloween craft kits at the Associate Store for $1.00 each and since I can't seem to pass up a "deal" at the Associate Store I bought two of them and the boys and I put them together yesterday.

Caleb has always enjoyed a good craft project so it was fun to see him in his element.  I was neat  getting to see Joshua experiment with making something on his own.  I helped Joshua with a couple of pieces but I definitely tried to give him the opportunity to put a few pieces on himself and relinquished control of where he glued them.  Caleb asked me when we first started "well what if he (Joshua) doesn't do it right".....oh son, you are so your Momma's child.  I reassured Caleb it would be ok and off we went to having fun and hopefully making a few memories.

Joshua's finished project

Caleb's finished project
(Ha! I just noticed his Frankenstein is missing his pants.  I found them and glued them on but didn't take a new picture.)