We Painted the Spookies and School Pictures are Here

This is what greeted me when I went to put some dishes in the dishwasher last night.  Four painted spookies peered through my window.  Wildman must have gone out on the porch before bedtime and turned them all around.  They were drying on some newspaper on the bar outside.

Painting the spookies from the pumpkin patch was our afternoon art project on Sunday.  I was completely bummed about doing such a fun thing with Wildman without the ability to photograph it.  It was a lot of fun slopping yellow, white, orange and black paint onto the baby pumpkins.  The orange and black paints were glittery and a tad runny.  I thought they’d be easier to apply but they weren’t.  The glitter kind of stuck together in clumps.  Oh, well.  It was all about spending quality time with my oldest and not about the outcome.  He was completely unfazed by the clumpy glitter paint.  Wildman was all about applying as much paint on his pumpkins as he could manage with two paint brushes.  It was very cute.

To my surprise, J went over to his parents house to borrow their camera last night.  Yeah!  He needed to take a photo of a frayed cord on his fancy new kiteboarding kite.  He’s hoping to have a new cord sent to him by the factory.  I’ve held the in-laws’ camera hostage for a couple of days 🙂  This is me happy to be uploading photos again:

I’ve gone a little nuts photographing random stuff… like painted pumpkins…

And Wildman with the pumpkin…

Wildman’s preschool photos came back today.  The company that took the photos did not do a proof/order form system.  They just printed a bunch of sheets of each pose they took and brought them to the school today to let us buy them.  It was instant gratification.  Of the three poses they took of Wildman, one completely stood out.

How cute is that?!

They threw in a bonus tote with our kid’s photo on it for robbing us blind on the photo packages.  I like the way it came out.

Tote with School Photo

Tote with School Photo

So, there you have it folks.  I’m able to provide some photos to spruce up the blog for a few days…  Be prepared for more randomness.