Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pumpkins and Monsters

We had another unusually beautiful week of fall weather and we took as much advantage of it that we could.

On Friday we spent a little bit of time inside and Owen built the largest Lego tower I've ever seen while I took a little nap. I still can't figure out how Owen did this all by himself without using a chair or anything because this tower was much taller than he is.

We also had fun with homemade white O0bleck (two parts cornstarch and one part water). It's really fun stuff, if you squeeze it slowly it's more like a liquid and if you squeeze it hard it's more like a solid.

Saturday we met up with a bunch of friends at the Plumper Pumpkin Patch to pick pumpkins. I think I spent more time posing for pictures with pumpkins than actually picking out pumpkins to take home.

Owen and Joaquin manged to find a rotting pumpkin to pick at out in the field ...

and a giant pumpkin to sit on.

Owen and Alice even got in to posing for pictures with pumpkins.

Owen, with some help from Mom made monsters out of clay at a monster making party Saturday night. A bunch of grad students and co-workers from Portland State University got together to make these neat monsters with the help of a local monster artist.

They all turned out pretty cool.

The artist how showed everyone how to do this is going to fire these in his kiln and glaze them and bring them back in a week or so. I can't wait to see them all finished.

On Sunday Owen went to his friend Isabella's birthday party at a gymnastics and dance academy. I stayed home with Mom while Dad took Owen to the party. From looking at the pictures I think Owen had a lot of fun.

It looks like there was a big pit full of foam to jump in...

and a bounce house.

1 comment:

James said...

Nice tower, Owen!