"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pumpkin Paintin'

Mason was in charge of the activity for Family Home Evening, and he picked "pumpkin painting" Heaven knows we have enough pumpkins lying around here.

Ellorie was in charge of the song, so she picked it out and lead the music. (Mason also played the piano for the song. "I am a Child of God" from the Children's Songbook. He is getting really good at the piano! He just plays the melody with a few chords, but still. I'm impressed.)

Averie was in charge of the prayers. She gave the opening AND closing prayer. Very nice. I had the lesson this week (service), Rylan had the scripture, so I helped him out on that one. Dad was in charge of the treat. He served hot chocolate in goblets.

The kids were delighted. Mostly because it was past their bedtimes.

And then it was time to paint pumpkins:

Rylan didn't paint, but he enjoyed the commotion.

Averie looks ready for bed, eh? She was pretty excited that she discovered that black+white paint = grey paint.

Mason painted puffles and spirals. ish.

Ellorie is very into dragons at the moment. So of course she painted "Toothless" (from How to Train Your Dragon), and "other" dragons. Too cute.

They want to add more details later. We ran out of time. There just aren't enough hours in the day sometimes. I'm looking forward to Daylight Savings time this weekend. I know it doesn't really make another hour in the day, but it sure feels like it for a while...


carol said...

Oh my heck! Ellorie's dragons! I think she is taking after you in the art department. amazing. they are all fantastic. and i love mason's haircut as well as your method of the surprise shear. ha.

Brittany said...

Ellorie is a talented little artist. Too cute!