Today Matt and I did our first ever art project together (in our 2+ years!).. pumpkin carving! Actually, he's pretty lucky this was our first project because a long time ago I had this brilliant idea to try painting with him and not just painting, but finger painting. That idea never came to fruition and it's a good thing because apparently Matt hated finger painting as a child. Who knew? He didn't like to get his hands dirty.. I'm still laughing about that one, Matt! When I was little you couldn't keep my hands out of paint.. or dirt for that matter.. and I hated washing my hands.
I spent the morning searching for block printing ink online after realizing I have a ton of inks, but none of the colors I need for a new product I'm working on- of course. Then we drove out to Hicks Nursery and glanced at some petting zoo type animals, walked through the Christmas themed sections, and searched for round pumpkins. Seriously.. finding round pumpkins around here is no easy task, but we managed.
I'm so proud of him.. his golf course pumpkin came out great- he's such an artist!
We baked the seeds too.. added some olive oil, salt, cayenne pepper, honey, and cinnamon.. fantastic.
p.s. Matt really baked the seeds on his own. I tried to bake them from my first "house" pumpkin last night and.. fail. Burned. All of them.. completely black. Cooking and I are not friends.
ps.s ok, who noticed that my dog is winking at you in the black and white photo up there? 5 points if you noticed!