I also forgot that when you live in really hot weather (it's still in the 90's here) your pumpkins don't last. So right now they are looking sad, but at least I got some good pictures before they have completely gone bad.This is what Kalli did while we carved our pumpkins. We also bought her own pumpkin to represent her in our family of pumpkins. Blake and mommy with the finished products. All Blake wanted to do here was blow out the candles. Our finished products. The one on the left is Joe's creation. Mine is in the middle from a pattern and the last one Joe did from a pattern. Hard at work. I think Blake's face in this picture is priceless. He is also obsessed with Kalli's pumpkin and it took a lot of prompting to let us give the pumpkin to Kalli for a picture. He will soon need to learn to share a lot better.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
A family of gourds
On Saturday we tried our hand at carving pumpkins. In the past years we haven't done this tradition because Joe is a Scrooge about holiday stuff. This year Blake and I went and bought the pumpkins and made Joe get in the spirit. Blake was super excited about the pumpkins but when it came down to getting elbow deep in pumpkin goop, he had nothing to do with it. Joe and I had a blast cleaning out our pumpkins and then carving them. I found two patterns online that I liked and then Joe created his own. This was the first year that my pumpkin actually turned out well. I can't wait to do this again.