Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pumpkin Carving!

We carved pumpkins last night (nothing like waiting till the last minute!) and Doug came over to help. Which was a good thing because I suck at carving pumpkins. Jeff is good, Doug is good, but I don't enjoy the process at all (in fact, I cheated and put some of those pre-made stick in things in my pumpkin, thus eliminating the need to cut and gut). But the kids enjoy picking out those intricate designs from the template book we have and making their dads carve them out! Harrison particularly enjoys these big, bloodshot, glowing eye things we got one year, so he usually sticks with a traditional jack-o-lantern with those bug eyes. Hannah and Arlie chose the intriciate template designs while Hayley paid tribute to her obsession with Twilight by carving the word (exactly like the book jacket) into her pumpkin. Jeff got off easy with Mr. Potato Head pieces stuck into his pumpkin (by far the easiest way to go!). This year we were lame and went to Central Market to get pumpkins. They were $4, any size. Last year we spent $70 on pumpkins at a pumpkin patch, complete with hayride. This year we spent $28. Not a bad deal and there was a tractor at the Market. So, ha! Who needs a pumpkin patch? Anyway, here are our works of art!

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