Saturday, October 24, 2009

Carving Out Some Family Time

This Friday night was a rarity in our humble abode. We were all home and had no plans to go anywhere and nary a babysitter in sight. So, we thought this would be a good evening to do some real live family style pumpkin carving. This would be a first for our house! What???? I know, weird, right?

We are not big on Halloween over here. I do love to decorate for fall, though. So, that includes pumpkins and hay bales, and 475 driveway squash. Apparently, Bella's pre-school teacher only has pumpkin themed books for September through November, so she's had Jack-o-Lanterns on the brain.

It did not go as smoothly as we thought.....of course I took pictures of the event.

So far so good...then...

Oh pumpkin guts. It was too much for the younger crowd. They retreated to the safety of the living room until the carnage was out of sight.

Baby Trey didn't mind...

Cute end results, though...

Bella's is the one on the left. When I asked for her carving request, she yelled from the other room "Give him a sad face!" "Are you sure, Bella?" "Oh, alright! Make him a happy face." Trey's is in the middle...and Joe clearly demonstrated for me exactly what face he wanted on his pumpkin. Trust me, it's an exact replica of his request.

And, I burned the pumpkin seeds. Oh well...All's well that ends well, right?

1 comment:

Happy said...

What funny pictures! Our family is the opposite...everyone was clamoring to touch pumpkin guts. Go figure.

Those pumpkins do look very cute, though! Nice work!