Monday, October 29, 2007
Dancing 'round the Jack O'Lanterns.
We have been carving our pumpkins slowly but steadily - one or two a day. All of my late night work means my carpal tunnel is crazy-who knew that working late every night on a computer + carving thick pumpkins with the same right hand meant paralysis? Well, perhaps I exaggerate a tiny bit. I discovered that as long as I don't need that right hand to also write, drive, or feed myself I'm doing OK.
We have carved several jack o'lanterns and have 2 or 3 biggies to go. The boys love it - determining expression and mood, shapes, placement, size, unique features. Tonight we had to "test" a bunch of them together after we completed 2 more. The photo itself is not that stunning - glowing pumpkins on a dark night.
What you cannot see is my two little guys prancing around in the dark hamming it up for the camera taking photos in pitch blackness but for the glow of the candles. I lightened a few up and saw them--running, spinning, smiling, posing. Here is one of them:
The darkness coming earlier means the boys have been outside several nights in the dark before bedtime. The love it. We had the telescope out a few evenings ago and they could look and see details on the moon. They see stars. They look at the moon. Light their pumpkins. And dance around, all snuggled up in PJ's and warm fuzzy robes.