Monday, October 31, 2005

Pumpkin Carving

With little effort on our part, we acquired many more pumpkins this year than the two I had planned on for the kids. Our neighbor gave us four that had volunteered in her yard and a couple from church gave us a big one along with a bunch of gourds to make what they call a "jolly goblin." Thus instead of two, we have seven pumpkins.

Yesterday it was clearly time to do a little pumpkin "harving" as my son used to call it. The Boy wanted a vampire, The Middle Girl wanted a kitty cat, The Baby wanted to eat the pumpkin guts and we carved another one just for good measure -- as well as making the Jolly Goblin.

And by the time it was all over, we had so many pumpkin guts and seeds and I was so tired that I didn't feel like roasting anything. But we got some cute jack o'lanterns and still have a couple of uncarved pumpkins. Maybe I'll gut one of those later for the seeds.

Without further ado, we have the whole family of pumpkins.

The vampire:
vampirepumpkin.jpg


The cat:
kittypumpkin.jpg


The silly face:
sillypumpkin.jpg


The Jolly Goblin and friends:
jolly goblin.jpg


3 comments:

Terry Oglesby said...

Wow! Those are great! I feel like such a slacker now.

Sarah G. said...

Nice! I like the goblin. I love carving pumpkins, but I never thought of adding bits to the pumpkin.

MarcV said...

Those are great, especially the cowboy hugging his li'l sister. She's not much bigger than the pumpkin.

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