Okay, so it's no secret that I had a baby, which apparently makes you go crazy and do all these cutesy things you normally wouldn't do. I haven't carved a pumpkin in years, but I REQUIRED that our little guy have his own pumpkin for Halloween. When it was pointed out to me that he would not remember one way or the other whether he had a pumpkin on his first Halloween, I had the idea to set up a photo op that would last much longer.
I found a spooky font on my computer and used these instructions to chisel the letters into the surface of the flesh (way easier than cutting them out entirely). Carving in front of the TV was relaxing and quite fun; the biggest challenge was getting a squirmy 8-month-old to sit still for the photo shoot!
*disclaimer: After forcing Jack into the Jack-in-the-Box and Baby Sushi handmade costumes already this October, I allowed my husband to BUY him a much-coveted Yoda costume. Only fair. (Poor, patient Jack.)
Now I'm looking for craft/photo ideas for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year's. Let me know if you have any suggestions!