October 29, 2007

Pumpkin Carving

The fun of Halloween is in the preparations. This year I could not find spider web. Teach me not to go looking sooner!!! But I did a pumpkin on Tuesday and the kids and I got to carve it. I took the top off, gave them some spoons and they wouldn't touch it. No joke. "That's gross" "Ewwww".

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Like any good parent (baw ha ha ha)... I grabbed some and went running after them... saying horrible things like "I'll get you with the pumpkin guts!!!" or "Doesn't this look like squished brain?"... yaa they screamed and ran. It was fun.

Then they wanted to draw the face on the pumpkin. Ok.

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And here is the finished product:

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I did let Tater try to carve some of it. I decided he was going to cut his hand if I didn't stop him. Oh well... maybe next year! Or maybe tomorrow... since the pumpkin got caught out in the rain this weekend.. I noticed this morning it was getting 'fuzzy' inside of it. Only a couple more days... the pumpkin should look gross right???

Oh, and my neighbor threw another dead animal in the swale. I had around 14 vultures on top of my house the other day. I thought if I had the spider web stuff up, the pumpkin and the vultures... what a perfect Halloween picture!! But such is life... didn't work out... no spider web stuff, and the vultures took off.

Posted by vw bug at October 29, 2007 06:17 AM | TrackBack

re cutting himself... you don't use the kid safe pumpkin carving tools?

I need to try to buy another couple sets hopefully on clearance on the first. We broke several of our cutting blades carving our pumpkins. Time to replenish the supply. Not too bad since I haven't bought them in five or more years.

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at October 29, 2007 07:43 AM

Oh yes the pumpkin should look gross!! Ours has the same fuzzies!!

Now my boys, on the other hand, had a great time digging out the "goo"! A little bit too much fun!!

Posted by: cynthia at October 29, 2007 04:55 PM

Too cute -- I love the head-lock picture! Look how big Tater is!

Posted by: Marie at October 29, 2007 07:52 PM

It's just too damn hard to have a jack-a-lantern on the Gulf Coast for longer than a day or so. The fruit flies usually get ours!

Posted by: Mrs. Who at October 31, 2007 08:39 PM