Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Creative Pumpkin Carving

There will be no Halloween parties for us this year like we went to the past couple years. This coming Wednesday, we will be staying at home and passing out candy to the neighborhood kids. I've been decorating the house (nothing elaborate but it's a start) to set the mood for our soon to arrive little costumed visitors.
We've never been that into Halloween but it was nice to get into the spirit this year and nothing can get us in the mood better than carving pumpkins (a ritual we haven't participated in since we were kids)!
Johnny chose to carve a pirate ship while I chickened out of my cat-sitting-in-the-window-next-to-a-carved-pumpkin-and-bat scenery and went with Fatty Batty instead (which he thought resembled more of a reindeer).
We listened to a whole song album while carving away; Elgy sat on my lap while Havi played around my feet.
Our efforts paid off at last! I am pretty proud of my husband's newfound pumpkin carving skill. Maybe I'll have him carve my pumpkin next year and I'll just stick to cooking or something.


Annejelynn said...

I love the lil' bit of tougue sticking out, to improve his concentration, I'm sure!

Hello Daly said...

LOL ... I guess that did the trick! I ought to try sticking my tongue out.

Renèe said...

You know, we bought those carvable craft pumpkins several years ago; they're messier and more of a pain than real ones. And no seeds to roast up afterwards, either. Yeah, I'm thinking next year, it's back to real pumpkins. Meant to do it this year, but could never find any decent ones.

Great job on yours!! :)

Hello Daly said...

Thank you, Renèe. I've never worked with a carvable craft pumpkin but will take your advice and stick with the real ones.

We purchased a $4.99 pumpkin carving kit from Walmart for like $1.99. The tools worked great and we have patterns left over for next year. It was a lot of fun and rewarding to see the results.