Thursday, October 27, 2005
Hey, look here!
Look what we did today and yesterday! We're getting ready for the "Trunk or Treat" at my church on Sunday. You decorate the trunk of your car, and hand out candy to little trunk-or-treaters who are there to check out your trunk! TJ did a lot of the work, but since his attention span is quite short, I ended up finishing most of what we did today.

Yesterday we made the paper pumpkins and ghosts. I cut out the pieces and he glued them on.
I think it's funny how, for some reason, with my coaching on all of them, on two of them he got the faces just fine, and on two of them I don't even know what he was doing! That little ghost...well, he was quite sure that's where he wanted the eyes and mouth, so I didn't argue!

Today we made spiders out of egg carton pieces, and a big one out of a styrofoam plate. We used pipe cleaners for all of the legs. If you could see them up close, you'd see the one that TJ painted the mouth on. It's a little, umm, squiggly! He painted one spider, and that's about it. Once I pulled out the googly eyes, he could have cared less about what we were doing!
Guess who put on the eyes and mouth on the big spider!

This evening, I decided we needed to paint our pumpkins for Sunday as well. We have to go to Charleston tomorrow and Saturday, so I don't want to run the risk of running out of time on Sunday. The one we carved decided to rot and become the new home to about ten million tiny little bugs now happily enjoying their new "my back porch" neighborhood. Nice, eh! I'm so glad I got pics! Anyway, we tried that for a while...
Can you guess which one I did? I was so proud of her blonde highlights! I totally messed up her teeth, but hey, it's one day, and it'll be near dark anyway! This idea was not so smart, as TJ wanted to paint everything but the pumpkin, and kept putting his paintbrush in the water over and over again, but not drying it off. He went into time-out once for hitting me when I took his paint brush away, and after that he came back to try again. When he painted on the back of my shirt, it was over. Ahhh, what was I thinking! I'm sure one day I'll look back and laugh...or something...

Anyway, I am kinda proud of the work we did. Even if he is a pain in the ass when we do it, it's still fun to do crafty things with TJ and show them off. I think I must be a masochist or something, I really like to punish myself and cause myself pain, both physical and mental! Nevertheless, you can't get these days back, so you might as well enjoy them while you can, eh! Talk to you later, have a great day!
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  • At 7:29 AM, Blogger Julia

    You're so crafty! TJ was closer on that spider than you might think. Most spiders have 6 or 8 eyes.

  • At 8:38 AM, Blogger Jillian

    Well I'll be thinking of you tonight when I paint my own pumpkins. Hubby and I are painting ours and then we're carving one for Gavin. Should be fun.

  • At 9:43 AM, Blogger TBG

    looks like lots of fun. Love TJ's large spider with all the eyes.

    Preschoolers are a riot.

  • At 9:54 AM, Blogger Anvilcloud

    You are a pretty creative mother.

  • At 11:58 AM, Blogger Daemon Cain

    That is so cool. I love all of it. I'm pretty sure I can guess which pumpkin you did. It's way better than any of my pumpkins however keep the other one as long as possible...could be equivalent to "pumpkin"-asso

  • At 3:59 PM, Blogger Cara

    I love the little spiders, how creative! It's so fun to do this type of things with your child.. But it can be nerve racking too!!

  • At 6:31 PM, Blogger Kurt

    I love Trunk or Treat!

  • At 12:42 AM, Blogger Nyx

    This is all new to me as we don't really celebrate Halloween here but it looks like you guys had a huge amount of fun.

  • At 8:24 AM, Blogger Echo

    Looks like you guys had fun! :)

    I bought a regular pumpkin at The Fresh Market the other day and have yet to carve it or even pull it out of the car. So lazy! lol

    Enjoy Trunk or Treat!

  • At 9:19 AM, Blogger Tammy

    Cool idea. I was planning on cutting the pumpkin today but I may just paint them instead.