Alright, well I got the carve templates knocked out. I'll have to wait till the kids go down before I can start routing.
I've seen during most builds that the use of double sided tape and screws are used as a means of holding the templates in place during routing. I decided against the double stick tape since it's a pain in the butt to get on and off. Since the two screws are simply not enough to keep the templates from shifting, I added sandpaper to the bottom of my templates. The downward pressure exerted by the two screws along with the grip of the sandpaper will keep the template from sliding out of place.
Now I can just screw the template down, being sure to line up my center marks, and route with a pattern bit. I'll use one of the jigs from earlier , clamped to the workbench, to hold my top in place during routing.