Thursday, September 27, 2012

pumpkin decorating

I'm back. Surprised to see me writing a post so soon? haha. I might just actually remember that I have a blog and write in it for a change ;  We shall see....

Like I said in my last post, I definitely did not want to carve a pumpkin this year. Last year, I got a special pumpkin carving kit and I even printed out a template for cutting out a certain design on my pumpkin. But, the pumpkin turned out pretty bad and I just gave up halfway through carving it. This year, I was perusing pintrest and saw some pumpkins that were painted. I decided that painting was definitely the way to go! I couldn't find the picture that I saw but it was of a white pumpkin with some design on it. I just knew that I wanted to have a white pumpkin.

I just happened to have some white spray paint on hand that I had just recently bought for another project. I took the pumpkin outside and just painted away. I ended up spraying the stem white too because I didn't tape it off so I just painted that black later on. The last thing I did to the pumpkin was attach a bat sticker that I bought at Michael's recently.

Without further adieu, here is my pumpkin....

I absolutely love my pumpkin and I am definitely planning on painting a pumpkin again next year. The neighbor kids are definitely loving my pumpkin too. As soon as I put my pumpkin outside in front on my door, one of the neighbor kids told me that it looked really cool.

After the wee one woke up from his nap, I got him to take some pictures with the pumpkin too.

In case you were wondering, I got his skeleton pajamas at Walmart. They even glow in the dark which is great for looking in on him at night in his crib. I can always find where he is without turning on the lights. haha. I doubt he will actually wear these pajamas on Halloween to go trick-or-treating because it will probably be too cold for that. We already have another costume in mind that someone gave to us. Score!

Here is another picture of the cutie

Next thing I know, the photo session is over as far as the model goes. Models these manners. HA!

Good times!   Anyways, I plan on writing another blog post soon but I will just have to figure out exactly what I want to blog about ;

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

pumpkin time :)


I have a blog. I have really neglected it. Can't you tell? The last time I wrote in it was 4.5 months ago. Oops. Anyways, my sister-in-law erika frequently likes to remind me that I should write in my blog. So this post is for you erika. Happy now? haha.

Now that the niceties are out of the way, I can get to the whole reason why I even decided to write a blog post anyways.

In case you didn't  know, it is September and next month will be October. October means Halloween, pumpkins, and all kinds of fall goodness. Even though it is only September, I have already gotten our pumpkin for Halloween. The reason I got it so soon is because I really wanted one and also because I wanted to take pictures at the pumpkin patch before it got too cold. That's right folks! I live in Vermont where it gets cold and it is getting colder as each day goes by.

Last year for Halloween, I bought a pumpkin at a local apple orchard who also happened to sell pumpkins. I tried to carve it but it did not turn out well. Instead, I just took pictures of Timothy with the pumpkin.

 This year for Halloween, I decided to not even attempt to carve a pumpkin but instead do something a little different. First, we had to go and get a pumpkin at the local pumpkin patch. I had never been to this pumpkin patch but I decided it would be fun to try it out. As it turns out, this was the first weekend that they were offering hay rides to the pumpkin patch. We definitely were not the only people there. Smart people think alike. Ha! I would love to show you pictures of us on the hay ride but those pictures turned out not to be so flattering of me so we will just skip ahead to the photos at the pumpkin patch part.

Timmy was very intrigued by all the pumpkins and enjoyed walking around. I also tried to get in some family pictures. That basically means that I brought our nicer camera and our tripod to the pumpkin patch. Ha! Here is a picture with the lil bambino and dada.

After the picture with dada, we then had to get a picture with the wee babe and me :)

Lastly, we got some family pictures too.

I think that this will be the end of this post. Next time, I plan on sharing pictures and talking about the actual decorating of the pumpkin.