Friday, October 31, 2008

Pumpkin Carving

For family night this week we invited the Swensons over for pumpkin carving and pie (we do this every year). This year we decided the boys (except Noah) would have to clean out their own pumpkins (because a mom and dad can only do so much). They did a pretty good job. Here they are busy at work.

This year I picked very easy patterns for the kids to do, thinking maybe this year they can do some of it on their own, not much luck with that. Kevin got busy doing his own witch, I started with Noah's Mickey, then moved on to Isaac's Bat and then Tanner's ghost (thanks Kev for all the help). Finally when it was time do to my own I chose one of the easiest patterns (skull and cross bones) because I was tired of it. We topped the night off with some pumpkin pie and donuts and called it good.

Sorry it is hard to take pictures of the pumpkins all aglow.


Andrea said...

Tyler did the same pumpkin as you. Evan's was an emotiocon and Jared did a spider web. I used to love carving pumpkins, but my hands ache by the end of the night. They look cute, though.

Amara said...

Wow. We missed carving the last two years, and I'm worried we're not going to make it again this year. You're such a good mom. I can't believe the whole pattern thing. Sure beats the triangle eyes and nose I always do.

J.J. said...

I love your pumkins, those kid patterns are easy and fast, I think we will stick with those for awhile.
Have a very fun Halloween.