Earlier this Fall we were able to have an epic day. It started with a trip to Craven Farms down in Snohomish. Then we made the trek up to The Plant Farm, a local nursery that we've loved that is closing its doors (*sad*). When we got home, Ben was crazy excited to get started painting his pumpkins.
Before we got to Craven, we explained that we were not going to be purchasing every single pumpkin that we found. Ben insisted that he NEEDED to paint one of every Angry Bird. So we settled on a compromise - he could get the mini pumpkins, and he could get 10 of them. He and Janene dug through the entire field of mini pumpkins and found the perfect ones.
As soon as we got home, Ben vanished to put on some painting clothes, and he set himself up at Janene's art desk. This year was a great learning experience for him, as we covered some technique that gave him better results - he's learning to be patient and to do the job right, instead of rushing through to have a finished "product" that isn't up to par.... *grin*