Pumpkin Carving 2012.

pumpkin carvingWith how busy our October was, we never made it to the pumpkin patch. It was a little bit of a disappointment, but I’ve come to realize that the kids don’t always notice if every detail isn’t covered when it comes to holidays. All they care about is having fun & celebrating in some way.

The night before Halloween we headed out in search of a pumpkin to carve. After checking Walmart (they had NONE left) we went over to the nearby pumpkin lot (think Christmas tree lot, but substitute trees for pumpkins) where I expected we’d spend a fortune on one. I was pleasantly surprised when we spent less than $10 for this big ol’ pumpkin.

pumpkin carvingpumpkin carvingOnce we got home, we got to work. Or, Mike got to work. He gutted the pumpkin while the kids watched (and held their noses at the smell, it was too funny). I saved the pumpkin seeds with good intentions of roasting them, but by the end of the night was too tired to do so & threw them out.

After Mike gutted the pumpkin, I got to work transferring the picture we picked out for it onto the surface. Teamwork at its best. Mike and I took turns carving it after that, with him doing the majority while I got the kids ready for bed. Our three little monsters were ready to be tucked in for the night when Mike finished with our spooky pumpkin monster!

pumpkin carving

I think next year we may just let the kids have their hand at helping carve their own pumpkins. Maybe.

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