It's time for Magical Moment on Tuesday for HeartsMakeFamilies! For those of you visiting for the first time, the goal is to talk about one thing during the week that was magical to you. I mean that you were over the top about. It could be a project you completed, something your child did, a grand new idea, something you saw, etc. Something that was so magical that you have to tell us about it. I know. I know. This is why we all have blogs. But sometimes we just write about the negative things because we had a bad week. So if we all write about a Magical Moment then we might uplift another blogger. This is the very reason that I have this blog so that one day my children can see. You do not have to be a mom to do this. To join us, on Tuesday post what your Magical Moment was (add my button from the right side bar or link to me) and then be sure to stop here to link up and meet other moms at HeartsMakeFamilies to see what their Magical Moment was.
I don't know if I ever really talked about it but I am the uncraftiest person in the world. So this Magical Moment is rather surprising. I have decided recently that I am going to start doing crafts with my kids. Yes they will be easy at first or supervised. Kenny supervised this week's crafts. We decided to do Jack-o-Lanterns with the kids.
We both took one of the kids to work with. Kenny, of course, was fast at it. First thing we did was clean the pumpkins up. I had purchased two rather nice side pumpkins from Walmart for $2.99. I thought heck I can't do much worse for such a low price. The kids were so excited and I must say so was I. I don't ever remember doing this with my parents. I'm sure at some point I was with my sister when she did with her kids. Ken, of course, remembers doing this with his dad. He had one of those dads that was always doing things with their kids. He was the cub scout leader. He took them camping and fishing. He was always active in his children and all the kids he met. He is dearly missed by all.
We drew our designs on our pumpkins. Jason wanted triangle eyes, round nose, and a wide mouth with six teeth. Faith wanted triangle eyes, square nose and two teeth on her wide smile. So Kenny is cutting the top of his pumpkin out. Yes he has he-man strength. He went faster than I did and my impatient Jason said Mommy hurry up. Off came the lids, and then we got to scrap the insides of the pumpkins out. Faith had a hissy fit. "Mommy, it is so yuckky. I don't want to clean them out." Of course, we told her it was part of the fun. Ken had given them gloves so that they didn't get it all over themselves. Well, we tried at least.
I prepped the table with a garbage bag that I cut in half so that the table was protected. It's a cheap table cloth since no one was eating on it. The candles we used were from our wedding in 2002. Yes I'm still working through those votive candles. It's amazing. I had a fetish for candles at one point. I bought so many because we had a candle store up the street from us. Finally I am using them.
Then we begin cutting the faces out, Jason's pumpkin lost 4 teeth. Faith made the comment, "Your pumpkin is just like me. Will the tooth fairy come?" Jason was ok with it but at that point Faith was complaining because her teeth were on the top of the mouth and not in it.