"Lo, Children Are An Heritage of the LORD: and the Fruit of the Womb is His Reward" - Psalm 127:3

Monday, October 28, 2013


 Let me start by saying we don't do Halloween... at all.  However, the nine year old had a 4H club meeting tonight and one of the activities was a pumpkin decorating contest.

We decided to let him do that part, as long as he didn't focus on the Halloween aspect of it.

What we weren't counting on though was the four year old.  Monkey see, monkey do.  He wanted to carve a pumpkin too.

What he ended up with was a bunch of little stab marks in my pie pumpkin.  I hadn't bought one for him to carve, so I had to allow him to play with the one I intended to cook.

The nine year old chose a football theme - Wyoming Cowboys to be exact.

He even inserted a foam football.

It was a pretty cool design and the horse and rider were done really well.  He didn't win - it was an informal contest and there were a lot of good pumpkins.  My personal favorite was a cowboy - standing up on baby size cowboy boots, with a cowboy hat and a bandana like a robber would wear.  Too cute.  I didn't think to take a picture of it though.

After all the little stab marks, the four year old wanted a face.  So much for not focusing on Halloween.  I cut a happy face for him.  This morning he asked me if I cooked his pumpkin yet.  I'm thinking I'll just skip that on this poor pumpkin.
I'm just glad this little guy is finally feeling somewhat better.  He's been terribly sick for a couple weeks and had a fever and slept most of last week.  We finally figured out what was wrong and got him on antibiotics and he's doing better, but he's still not back to normal.  He returned to preschool this week after missing all of last week.  He only goes for three hours, four days a week.  They said he did well at first but then didn't seem to feel well. I'm pretty sure he was just super-tired.  He nearly fell asleep on the way home, and then slept most of the evening in the living room chair.  He also didn't eat any dinner because he was too tired.  I hope the antibiotic does it's job.  (Oh and if you're wondering, these glasses were from the dollar store - they originally had slinky springs so that the eyeball pieces fell forward.)

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