Despite being sick, I am happy. The weather around here as veered back to being more fall-like instead of winter, which is good. Although its weird, because the temps dropped so fast it kind of shocked the trees--instead of the leaves turning colors and falling off the branches, they just died and now they are haning there, dead and grey but still attached to the trees. If they stay there it will get interesting come the first heavy snowfall. But for now, its truly fall and I'm enjoying it. The girls and I carved pumpkins on Friday night and now I have 3 cute pumpkins and a container of roasted pumpkin seeds to enjoy. I bought some cute little face pieces this year--kind of like the Mr. PotatoHead attachement, but for pumpkins and so we made one little one like that and carved two. I kind of like the face piece one, it was super easy and not messy at all. I think I still have pumpkin guts on some of my walls and on the floor along with some seeds. Carving pumpkins is so messy! And yes, cleaning was on my to-do list for today.
So here are the pumpkins and some pictures of the process. The girls actually cleaned the guts out this year for the first time, they've always avoided that job in the past, I think it grossed them out. Although they did wear disposable gloves this year, I think that helped.
Cleaning out the uck.
Saturday night Erik and I took the girls to the movie for a "family date". They both have reward charts for different behaviors we're working on and both had earned a movie night at the theater, so we decided to check out "Where The Wild Things Are." It was a good movie and a fun time as a family. Poor little Kera actually cried at the end--I think she's a bit like her momma when it comes to being emotional while watching movies.