Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Little Pumpkins

This summer we had some volunteer pumpkins come to life in our garden. Though at first I thought they were going to be squash, I'm glad we ended up with lots of unplanned greenery and some cute little pumpkins to share and enjoy this fall. Sportster took some into his class, we painted some and we hope to give more away this week. Earlier this week it looked like a freeze was on the way so I harvested many of them and we had a family pumpkin painting night. I have a confession to make, though, I don't usually initiate having craft times with my kiddos. But this time their wishes seemed so simple to fulfill so I couldn't resist. We just hauled out the kid paints and brushes we had on hand and used those. It was a good reminder to me that it really is the simple things you can say 'yes' to to your kids which become fun activities and great memories for them. The pumpkins themselves will not win any artistic awards, but that wasn't ever the point. I'll be looking for more ways this week, month and year to take time out for fun with my kiddos.

And thanks to my sweet husband for picking a few flowers this morning on his way out the door to brighten my day.


Mom2Drew said...

OMgosh...I love this craft. Such inspiration for us. I want to get some real soon and do the same thing. I especially like the American pumpkin...way to go A!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Rachel, I am so glad you left me a comment so I can get to know you now too!

I love the painted pumpkins...they turned out really great! It is hard for me sometimes to go all out with the crafty stuff, but you're right, it really is the simplest of things that makes our kids happy!

I hope you're staying warm this weekend. I'm not sure where you live exactly, but I'm on the north end of Co Springs) and I keep seeing a chance of snow in the forecast. I'm really, really not ready for snow. :( How about you? Do you like it??

Jenny's Vegcafe said...

I bought tiny pumpkins to paint after I read your blog.
Great idea.