The kids had fun pulling the wagon around looking for their pumpkins...And then I was so excited that they had a stand out front selling fresh kettle corn.. that was a must as we headed home to start carving our pumpkins..I have to say here that I was a bit frustrated with how my pictures turned out.. I so desperately need a new camera... we bought this one before Luke was born... I was trying all of the settings and all the pictures I took of the kids at the pumpkin patch were blown out from the flash or too dark and blurry.. I am blaming the camera not the photographer... Santa or Cannon if you are listening please I would really love a new camera... I most likely will be getting a laptop from Santa though as I am starting school in January to get my bachelors in Health Care Management and I need to be more practical about our purchases..wants have to wait and as much as I try..that dang camera will not break..hehe
Mel..why don't you help a sister out and send me one of your million cameras to borrow for awhile.. I know that you can't possibly use all of yours.. :)
So we got the drinks and popcorn out and all of our crafty tools and the kids watched anxiously as Kyle made the first cut and cleaned out the pumpkins... the kids were so good and really did a lot of the work.
Kyle and I asked the kids what type of pumpkins that they wanted to do and Luke said Yoda and Hailie said princess..of course..It was actually perfect as Kyle and I loved the idea to do pumpkins that really reflected what the kids were into at the moment...
Kyle took Luke's Yoda toy and drew the face onto the pumpkin... he really did an amazing job!
Then Luke said he wanted to paint the pumpkin green like Yoda.. this was the first time we have ever painted our pumpkins and the kids really had a fun time with that..glad I had green paint around..Introducing Yoda the pumpkin edition!
Hailie and I decided to do Cinderella's carriage. I turned the pumpkin upside down and cut a hole in the top and she had a Cinderella ring that she got somewhere, so we put that on the top and put crystal around it. Then we took Scrapbook Embellishments to make the door and windows of the carriage.. I just hot glued those to the pumpkin and cut out the insides..
We looked at the patch for a white pumpkin because I thought that would be super cute.. but they didn't have any so we just went with the orange but when Hailie saw brother painting his pumpkin she said that she wanted to paint hers blue like Cinderella's carriage in her princess book..so I lucked out twice as I had blue paint on hand too...
We used miniature pumpkins for the wheels and I had Kyle drill holes in the pumpkin and we put wooden dowels into them and those are just scrapbook brads that Hailie put on the wheels.