The other day Erin was singing to herself and I stopped to listen. At one point she merged Hot Chelle Rae and Miley Cyrus and was singing “Tonight, tonight, there’s a party in the U.S.A.” I thought that was pretty darn cute.
The girls and I carved pumpkins tonight. It was a lot of fun. Bella and Gilli carved their pumpkins all by themselves. Erin carved hers with some help from me. Bella did a witch pumpkin, Gilli did a one-eyed monster pumpkin, and Erin did an Elmo pumpkin.
From left to right, Erin’s, Bella’s, Gilli’s, mine
We had a fun and busy day today. The girls went gingerbread house making and to visit Santa at Miracle on Main St. Then since it was such a nice day we went and got our tree, put it up and decorated it. The girls have their shoes ready for St. Nicholas tonight. I started uploading pictures for the Christmas season.
This past Friday I took Bella and Gilli to see the SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of Charlotte’s Web. It was a great show and the girls had a blast! Bella found many of the antics hilarious. Both girls liked Templeton the rat as their favorite animal. I was surprised that both girls found the humorous parts outweighed the sad parts, as there were no tears shed at the end like I was expecting. It was a very enjoyable show and I’m glad I had the chance to take them. After the show they had a chance to meet the cast. They came very close to meeting Templeton, but in the end decided that seeing him up close was enough and talking to the large rat was more than they wanted to tackle that night.
Isabella carved her pumpkin almost entirely on her own. I helped her with the “zigzag” mouth. She actually did 3 designs on her pumpkin, the face, a witch on one side, and she started to carve Beware on the other side, but words are really hard to carve. Her pumpkin is the one on the bottom in the picture below.
Gillian carved most of her pumpkin by herself as well. I helped with one part of the mouth and Karen helped with the owl nose (cookie cutter). Her pumpkin is the one at the top in the picture below.
Erin and Karen carved the second to the bottom pumpkin. There is a mouth, I’m not sure why it didn’t show in the picture.
Karen carved the middle pumpkin using cookie cutters, a cat, a bat, and a witch’s hat.
I carved the pumpkin the second from the top. I finally figured out how to get the eyes that way.