Monday, October 25, 2010

pumpkin carving

pumpkin carving is an amazing halloween tradition!
you get to make your hands all slimy and orange and you get to cook up pumpkin seeds and eat them for the next two months and then you actually remember how difficult it is to carve a pumpkin and spend the next hour complaining about it.
it's so GREAT!

so we had all our little friends come over and we ate chili, chips, cornbread and pumpkin cookies and drank some spooky sip and then it was time to carve!
i think the hardest part for everyone was deciding what the heck to do on their pumpkin.
but the funnest part is taking all the guts out!

sorry some of the pictures are fuzzy.
that's what happens when you try to take pictures with the only fingers that aren't covered in pumpkin slime.

after the guts are all out we decided on our designs and put them on the pumpkins.
except Chase.
he did a lot of this.
and this.
while the rest of us were hard at work.

oh except Jordan who likes to do this with my puppy instead of working on his pumpkin.
but of course Chase was the last to start and the first to finish.
and i think we can all agree that it was the most hilarious pumpkin ever made.
don't try to guess what it is, that only gets people into trouble.
it's actually this...
looks just like it right?
to someone who knows what that is, yes it does.
to the rest of the world...not so much.
so Chase wins the best pumpkin award!
and the rest of us come in second place.

except Matt.
i might let him get 1.5 place since his took so long and was obviously the most difficult.
while the rest of us got our fill of Troll 2 after our carving was completed Matt just kept carving and carving and carving away.
he didn't even finished until after the movie was over.
but it paid off.

the completed pumpkins lit up!
(with the exception of Jordan and Christine's)

Amy's happy pumpkin!
Chase's...Nixon sign?
my Bugaboo monster!
and Matt's killer shark!

best pumpkin carving night ever!

but let me just say, i was not too happy with Christine and Jordan.
they left their pumpkin guts and crap all over the table.
grrr...okay enough venting.


AZ Larsens said...

Dang! Those are so cool! Your love of pumpkin carving can balance out my hatred of it.

Rachael Caringella said...

Yay! I'm so glad you are going to enter my little contest! I feel the same way about pumpkin carving, I'm all excited to do it, and have a great idea, then when I start I realize it's way harder than I imagined!

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