Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pumpkin Family Night

To finish off our Pumpkin Week, we had our very first Family Night today!  I have been wanting to find a way for us all to take time off from the TV, work, and various projects to spend an entire afternoon/evening together as a family without any distractions.  So now, every Sunday night, our focus will be each other and having fun in our own little family.

We ate Pumpkin Chili & Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins.  These were so yummy! 

We played Pin the Nose on the Jack O' Lantern and Pumpkin Hide and Seek (basically hiding a small pumpkin and trying to find it).  Neither of these were a huge success.  M was more interested in just sticking her stickers on all the various "body" parts of the pumpkin for the first game and she didn't quite understand the concept of hide and seek.

The best part of the evening was painting.  I had a few crafts lined up but we just ended up painting some pumpkins I printed out.  We also talked about color mixing and how red and yellow make orange. 
After we painted our paper pumpkins, M decided to paint her real pumpkin!  Orange!  So silly. 

We also got out a pumkin cookie cutter and did some stamp painting. 

I knew this was going to be a messy afternoon, so we stripped the kids down!  I wasn't really brave enough to have R paint, but he didn't mind.  He happily munched away on some cornbread muffins.

Overall our first night was a success!  Thank you to 2 Teaching Mommies for the inspiration for this night!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad we could inspire you! I think your family night looks fabulous! And your chili looks delicious!