Saturday, October 17, 2009
Today was the day, the day of carving. Ro and Ree finally got to show off their pumpkin slashing skills. I cut off the tops and confirmed that these specimens did indeed have hollow insides, then they scooped, drew with sharpies, and sawed away with those teeny little orange-handled pumpkin utensils. (Well actually TubaDad and I sawed and the girls "helped" by grabbing our hands and jerking them enthusiastically back and forth. It made things a little challenging, but I am happy and a little surprised to report that no injuries were sustained during this endeavor.) I post-processed this one in Lightroom with an antique wash: I think the girls' first jack-o-lanterns of the season turned out really cute! Ro's pumpkin is on the left, and the fact that the nose is above the eyes just kills me. Ree's is on the right, and she took her face-creation very seriously. Studying it for a long time and then deciding it needed eyebrows. They could not wait to get in the attic and start hauling out Halloween decorations. Crazy kids. (And I can't believe I'm actually showing a picture of the trainwreck that is our garage. TubaDad is going to kill me.) Psst, Catherine, do you see the two full bins of shoes with your name on them? The girls just jumped up another size (they're measuring at 10.5 now, crimony) and I had to buy all new shoes... Good news for Hannah! They hauled one big box into the house while chanting "Teamwock, teamwock, teamwock!" They were pretty proud of their creations: Cute little pumpkins (all four of them). By the way, Ree is in yellow and Ro is in pink: We went out for Chinese food later in the evening, and halfway through dinner noticed that Ro had a pumpkin seed stuck to her arm. Ha!! We couldn't believe that thing had hung in there for hours. When we came home, it was pitch dark and the lit pumpkins were waiting for us. You should have heard the squealing in our van! Ro and Ree jumped out and immediately posed next to their creations. Side note: did you ever get two four-year-olds to hold still for a slow-shutter-speed night picture? Um, yeah, me neither... This picture actually came out completely black, but I bumped the exposure wayyyyy up in post processing and kind of liked the neat Halloweeny effect: Boo!