Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Carve much?

Monday after Hayden and I got home from the pumpkin patch (post to come later) and Layla got home from school we carved pumpkins with Dad.

The kids loved every minute of it.

They both helped get all the seeds out.

It was a messy and fun job.

Once all the seeds and yucky stuff was cleaned out Gary carved the pumpkins.

I asked the kids to pose with the pumpkin...and they look miserable.  They really did have fun...I promise!!

They loved the candle burning inside, but kept wanting to blow it out.

Hayden designed the pumpkin to the right. He just kept saying triangle, so Gary carved out triangle eyes and a nose.

Layla's pumpkin.

My favorite part was lighting them before bedtime in the dark.  They look so cool at night!

Layla and I acting silly with candy corn stickers on our face.

We had a fun time!!  The kids really enjoyed carving pumpkins WAY more than I thought they would.  It was fun for all four of us!  We have so many more fun things to do this week.  I love this time of year. 

 Have you carved pumpkins yet?


Kelli W said...

They look so great shining at night! We haven't carved pumpkins...we actually don't even have pumpkins to carve yet! I really need to put that on my shopping list:)

Shannon said...

Wow, those turned out great! I'm painting pumpkins this year...I'm so bad at carving! Glad to read those are stickers stuck to your face, for a second I thought you were sporting some new facial jewelry/piercing ...haha!

Kelli said...

We haven't! We just didn't get it together for some reason. We love it too so I don't know what happened. It looks like you guys had a fun time and the pumpkins turned out great. There's so much you can do with them nowadays.

beckylbranch said...

I love your pumpkins! And the candy corn stickers! ha..ha..
I have a pumpkin but have been debating about carving it, this post makes me want to carve it now!

Laura@The Oily Cupboard said...

they look sooo great lit up! i can't bring myself to carve oldest wants to blow them up w/firecrackers hahaha...and i can't but let him (after all he's all boy and 14...what boy doesn't want to blow stuff up esp a pumpkin)

shortmama said...

We havent carved any yet, have to get at it tomorrow!

Carrie said...

So cute! We plan on carving ours Friday. I usually let Dan do all the scraping though...I don't like the icky goo! Alex is like me, too, but Emily loves playing with the slop! haha!

Such a fun thing to do with the kids!