The babies in their "My 1st Halloween" outfits.
And so, I felt very strongly that I wanted the twins to have their own pumpkins this Halloween (as mentioned in a previous post). The only problem, once we had them, was what to do with them? The twins obviously cannot participate in carving them (except maybe playing in the goop...but I'm a little worried about the mulitple choking hazards...), and it isn't so incredibly fun for us to carve that we wanted to just carve pumpkins for them (ok, so I would have, but Lucas felt like it was a little much). So, I decided to paint the pumpkins! I love a fun art project (I'm not legitimately crafty, but I love making a mess and having something creative come out of it)!
At first Allie just wanted to eat hers...
My next problem was what to paint on the pumpkins...I'm not a fabulous artist, so it had to be easy. I had no great inspiration. I figured I could paint their names with cute designs, but even then I had no inkling about what cute things to do. Finally, I decided to go in the theme of their costumes and paint their names in the animal that they are.
My pumpkins & their pumpkins!
In the end, they turned out ok. Not perfect (like I'd imagined...I always imagine my artistic ability better than it is...), but good enough. AND, since you haven't seen their costumes, and I've only left clues, perhaps now you will know what they are. If you don't...well then you will just have to wait in suspense until Saturday!
A classic case of "I want what she has!"
And if you want to carve a pumpkin, but don't want to deal with the hassle of getting one and the mess of the actual carving, click on the title of this post to carve a virtual pumpkin. I have to confess that I've already carved about 10 myself! Or go to http://monkeys-on-the-bed.blogspot.com/ for a great tutorial on how to carve pumpkins (I seriously got some great tips - like putting the hole in the bottom so you have a clean looking top. Genius!).
It wasn't long before the photo shoot fell apart!