While Hurricane Sandy rages on outside, we decided to spice up our evening (and stave off cabin fever) with a little play dough and pumpkin goodness. And as a quick update for all our friends and family, we’re still doing ok – no flooding, no trees down around the house, and still have power, though it has flickered all evening.
The boys have played with play dough (which I made back in May for their 1st birthday using this recipe found via Pinterest) before, but not in a couple of weeks and basically I needed something to occupy them while I attempted a homemade finger paint (I used this recipe, also found via Pinterest) to paint their mini pumpkins.
I had my hands full making the paint while simultaneously talking to E’s grandma, who very sweetly called to check in on us, so I didn’t snap any photos. The process was easy – I didn’t have any sugar on hand, I used salt instead – and it definitely turned out paint-like (and didn’t give me a heart attack when the boys immediately tried to eat it, since it’s technically edible). I’ll probably use this method until they truly stop trying to put everything in their mouths…
We ended up with these little cuties, which they did all by themselves (no, really!). If you look closely, you can even see a little paint face on both.
In the meantime, E scooped out our biggest pumpkin and created an homage to our current situation:
There you have it – my boys’ Hurricane day pumpkins, just in time for Halloween.
How’s everyone else doing with the storm? My hope is it passes leaving as little damage as possible, but I know people closer to the coast are already slammed. Stay safe out there and for those of you in places where it’s not so windy it’s throwing trampolines about, I’d love to see cute trick-or-treat pictures on Wednesday. Pretty sure we won’t have any little ghosts or witches ringing our bell :(