Eliza Grace was born on March 15, 2006, at 26 weeks, 4 days, weighing 1 pound 4 ounces and measuring just 11.5 inches long. She is the light of my soul and this is the story of our life in the big city.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkin Anti-Defamation League

As some of my closer friends know I secretly long to be Martha Stewart (without the jail time) and I can be quite crafty (literally and figuratively some would say). Eliza understands there is a Halloween and that pumpkins play heavily into the season. Her 1/8th slice of cheese will only be consumed if it is "shape like a punkin." She is getting a reputation for stealing small pumpkin-like gourds from the local grocer. So I (foolishly) thought she would be thrilled at the idea of carving or perhaps painting her ever growing collection of pumpkins.

Not so much.

So we will have none of this:

Or that:

Our pumpkin will look like this:

Instead we will celebrate Halloween with Eliza's favorite decorative touch: using mini ice cream scoops as toppers for her paints (notice the precision with which she lines these puppies up):

Although our pumpkins will remain paint-free, Eliza continues to enjoy painting. Here is her rendition of a turtle:

And if you use your imagination, you can see a Saba Iguana in this one (head is pointing to the right):

Admittedly the Iguana looks like it was rendered after a run-in with a pick-up truck, but I think there is potential here!


Bridie said...

Say what you will about the iguana - but I think the turtle looks great!

Sarah said...

Her painting skills are brilliant!

Anne, Eliza Grace's mom said...

Eliza is in a monochrome phase right now :)

Anonymous said...

Speech therapy often does wonders!

Natalie and Abigail said...

I think the turtle is amazing for her age! And I can see the iguana!