Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pumpkin Carving

Today was our annual trick or trunk.  To prepare for the festivities, we carved out pumpkins all day long.  Doesn't that just sound like so much fun.  One mommy, 5 kids, and 5 pumpkins.

So this is the one and only pumpkin that grew in our garden.
I think next year, we will plant them early in hopes of getting
more pumpkins than 1.  Not to mention having a bigger
pumpkin than what we had.  But this was 
the perfect pumpkin for Ruby.
She loved it.

Ruby is just thrilled to death with her pumpkin.

Here she is scooping out the guts.  It was really
difficult for me to keep her from eating the pumpkin.
She thought it was like one great big apple.

Here is Ethan and Larry cleaning the insides of their pumpkins.
This was our fun time while the others were away at school.

Here are my school kids taking their turns at cleaning out
their tiny little pumpkins.  Can I just say, if you are
going to carve pumpkins, little ones are not the 
way to go.  It took me forever to carve all these.

So the small pumpkin on the left is Ruby's.  She
chose a cat stencil for her carving.  Although,
she did not know I was going to hack her pumpkin up.
She got extremely angry with me when she
saw me cutting on it.

Here are all 5 of our carved pumpkins.

Not the best of pictures.  Xander had
frankenstein, Savannah had a witch, Larry had Boo eyes,
Ethan had a spider, and Ruby had a kitty cat.


In the Middle of it All said...

Okay Martha Stewart!! Those pumpkins look professional. Are you sure you didn't buy them?? JJ