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:
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!