Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Trick or Treat

I did something crafty with my kids for Halloween.  I am so proud of myself.  I planned it out.  Got all needed supplies and then we actually did it.

Ok, I might have forgotten a few necessary supplies.  We improvised.

Yes, we painted a pumpkin.

I bought the pumpkin but kind of forgot the paint.  Then, as I was wondering if we should try to use sharpies or where I had hidden the markers, I realized I actually had paint already.

I pulled out all the little tester paints that I have bought over the years and painted a little patch, only to decide I didn't like it and go back to get another tester paint.  Lots of little testers wasting away.

Luckily I happened to have some little paint brushes too.  I bought them to touch up some corners and edges but kept losing them when I needed them so I just bought more.  So, you see why being all messy and disorganized and always keeping everything I don't need comes in handy?
Because otherwise I would probably gotten rid of paint colors I didn't like and paint brushes I didn't use and party favors I forgot to bring to the party.  Don't worry, I'll let you know how those have something to do with our pumpkin.

We thought he needed a little something more.  Thankfully I kept all those party favors.

 You can't have a Jack O'Lantern without a mustache!
 Or a nose and glasses.

 One final touch.
 Now I could tell you all about our creation but I thought the Peanut said it pretty well.
I was later told his name is Jack O'Lantern Jack.  I don't know why I didn't think of that!

Jack has already starred in his own movie.  Courtesy of the up and coming filmmaker mastermind, the Peanut himself.

Warning: This film contains potentially disturbing images of my messy backyard.  May not be suitable for all neat-freaks.  Viewer discretion advised.
I think it rivals the Blair Witch Project.

Later we went Trick or Treating.
The Peanut was Spider-man and the Princess was the Dishwasher Pixie.  Ok, she was really Tinkerbell but the resemblance is uncanny don't you think?
And the remaining party favors have not gone to waste.

Do you see the family resemblance?