Zoe and Ella ~ Halloween 2006
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday evening we turned the pumpkins Ella and Zoe chose from our trip to the apple orchard into Jack'O'Lanterns.
Ella wanted her pumpkin to have a sad face with eyebrows, but without a nose or any eyes.
Like this (minus her nose and eyes):
Zoe wanted a kitty face, just like how hers was painted.
And since Tom is much better at carving pumpkins than I am, he was in charge of all that fun stuff while I manned the camera.
First he used a pencil and tried to capture the girls' jack-o-lantern visions (he only had to erase a few times before he got it 'right').
Then it was time to cut, carve, scoop and sort . . .
. . . while Ella was content wearing her witch's dress and only wanted the orange circle painted on her cheek. It was a pumpkin without a stem, just like the pumpkin she chose.
Then it was time to light the candles.
(Tom loves using his mini-blow torch whenever he gets a chance)
Love Ella's expression : )
*Ella's Final Product*
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
We went to my favorite apple orchard yesterday afternoon.
I love that place : )
Zoe told us this pumpkin looked like a bum,
so of course she was the model : )
We picked apples . . .
. . . and tasted them too!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Ella and Zoe were only 6 months for their 1st Halloween
and during that crazy time of having two babies we didn't get around to making one. But for the girls' 2nd Halloween (they were 18 months old), I had two big helpers and our family tradition began : )
Ella wore the pants in our family . . .
Zoe and Ella were 2 1/2 for their 3rd Halloween
and were really into the whole scarecrow-making process.
They thought it was so funny when we put only the pants on the chair.
Last year they couldn't get enough of Mr. Pumpkin Man.
We kept him inside for a few days and the girls sat on his lap, read books to him, took his head off . . . . those sorts things.