10/26/12

The Perfect Pumpkin- Ideas for Carving

My daughters have been counting down the days til Halloween. After two trips to the Pumpkin Farm and a whole mantle full of mini-pumpkins, the girls were ready to to create some jack-o-lanterns. So last Friday night, we selected two big pumpkins, spread out some newspaper, broke out the spoons and knives and got down to business.


Over the past month I collected some great ideas for pumpkin carving.












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But when it was all said and done, this is what we ended up with.


 Afton drew a face on her pumpkin and then I carved it according to her "directions". She calls is 'The Boooo-Faced Pumpkin'.


Jeff took over Maisy's pumpkin. He was working towards a 'Frankenstein' look. But Maisy calls it 'A Happy Pumpkin' :)


I don't think Martha Stewart will be calling us anytime soon. My grand plans for fancy pumpkin dissolved over handfuls of 'pumpkin guts', seeds, and giggles. The girls actually ended up running around the yard and Jeff and I had a little pumpkin carving date. Even though they will never-ever be the most 'pinned' pumpkins on the web. I am delighted with them, because these pumpkins looks like us-- perfectly imperfect and happy!


 And since it has still been warm around here and I didn't want moldy pumpkins, our jack-o-lanterns have been sitting in our garage fridge instead of our front porch.

"Pumpkins chilling out til Halloween"-- this is fall in North Texas!  

 
Have you carved your pumpkins yet?
 
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2 comments:

  1. What sweet pumpkins from a sweet family!

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  2. This is adorable. I actually pinned quite a few of these myself (love the spider/ant thing) but every year we do the same as you: let the kids draw something crazy and help them cut it out. We plan on carving ours tonight. Still 80 degrees here in North Caroina and our neighbors' carved pumpkins have turned into crumply faced mush. Happy Halloween!!

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