Monday, October 25, 2010

Pumpkin Carving 2010

We have a yearly tradition of getting together with friends to carve pumpkins. Every year goes about the same. Ryan picks an extremely hard design to carve, the kids are interested for about 5 minutes then retreat to the playroom, and my friend Karey takes an absurdly long time to finish carving her pumpkin. (She is a Jack-o-lantern perfectionist, but we love her anyways).


Here are both of my boys gouging the pumpkin with carving tools-- which is a little scary to think about. Kai was actually old enough to help carve this year!! We worked on our pumpkin together and he did a great job.


Sorry the picture is a little blurry. Thomas the Train was by Karey. Celeste and Thomas created the skull and crossbones. Ryan made the cat in the window scene and Kai and I made the bat flying in front of the moon.



All of the boys loved the finish products. They ohhed and ahhed at all of their parent's hard work!!

It was a really fun night and before everyone left, we were already making plans for next year.

We are going to attempt to do it at someones else's house next year-- I don't think our play room can take another night like tonight!


I swear it was clean when everyone came over.

3 comments:

Mimi said...

It should be really fun with three kids of your own next year. Maybe we should just keep the kids and let you and Ryan have a carving party. Those jack-o-lanterns looks great!!

Ryan, Lindsay, Kai, Andrew, Cali, and Hobbs said...

Next year the kids will outnumber the adults!!

Emily said...

They turned out really good! I feel like I say some version of your last sentence to myself everyday... "Didn't I just clean this room...?"