Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Traditions-Carving Pumpkins

We have a lot of traditions surrounding Halloween around here.  One of them is carving pumpkins.  As a kid, everyone seemed to carve pumpkins.  These days, I don't see them nearly as often.  We try to grow our own pumpkins, mostly because that's what we always did as kids.  Sometimes we succeed, other times, not so much.  This year, our garden produced 5: two large, two small, and one green.  The older two boys chose the two large ones, Dave and Greyson got the little ones, and I got stuck with the green one.  Here are a few picts (okay, a lot of picts) to show the transformation from pumpkin to jack-o-lantern. 
Of course, Greyson couldn't miss out.  Isn't that cute!  That pumpkin is just his size. 

He even drew his own face. 
Then, I did my best to cut where he had drawn.  This is the finished product. 

These two boys are really into their work.

Notice Chad's spoon-he does not do gunk!  His hands were perfectly clean when he was done. 

They each drew their own faces. 

And he's done.

Him too!

Chad has been on my case to carve these for weeks.  It was all I could do to hold him off this long  Hopefully, they don't mold before Halloween. 

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