Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pumpkin Carving Night...

Earlier this week we had our big pumpkin carving night. K was beyond excited about it and was extra helpful clearing up after dinner. Then she quickly assembled the necessities required to make the evening a smooth event.

First step was laying out her plastic map to help the pumpkin gut clean-up go quickly.

Then the carving tools were carefully laid out.
(looks like an operating room)

Patterns were picked.

The victims (um, pumpkins) were gathered.

Holes were cut...

and guts were picked through.
We toast the seeds. :)

This one was scraped clean.

After a little (LOT) poking and sawing,
here are our finished Jack O'Lanterns.

Out front this evening....


Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Great carving there! I never knew they actually had such nice patterns for this.

MamaOtwins+1 said...

Great Pumpkins! I've never used a pattern before - but love to carve. We did a witch flying in front of the moon - yours turned out better.

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