Sunday, October 28, 2007

Carving Pumpkins

We usually wait until the very last minute to carve our pumpkins, but luckily Annabel remembered last night that we still needed to do it. So, as soon as we got home from church the carving commenced.

Darren is the pumpkin carving guru at our house. I don't enjoy the goo, the slime or the mess, nor am I very creative when it comes to designing the faces.
Noah has a couple years of carving experience under his belt, now.

Bea designed her face on paper and Darren did the cutting for her.

Annabel is in the in between stage--she can get started on the cutting, but needs Darren to finish it out for her. She is too impatient to stick it out. Her pumpkin has a Harry Potter scar over its right eye.

The only help Noah got from Darren was cutting out the bottom to get him started. It looks like we have another jack-o-lantern artist in our home.

Our pumpkins are ready to welcome trick-or-treaters to our door.


Jo October 28, 2007 at 6:39 PM  

It looks as if you have mastered blogspot! Love all the pictures.

Granma D,  October 31, 2007 at 8:50 AM  

I never thought about cutting out the bottom! We always cut the top off and dug out the insides. Then we'd place the hat back on, but as it dried out, the top would shrink and fall in.

Learn something new everyday!

Holmes Family October 31, 2007 at 8:22 PM  

I never thought about cutting out the bottom either! That is rather clever! I am impressed with Noah's pumpkin carving skills. I don't think I was ever that creative. Even now I stick with the triangle nose and eyes and a toothy mouth...