Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My First Pumpkin!

I have never carved a pumpkin myself before tonight!!!! Isn't he cute?


The kids also had two small pumpkins that they worked on painting while I cleaned, scraped, and carved the big one. We all drew a picture of our pumpkins, weighed them, measured how tall and how big around they were... then we got busy decorating! (they are still working on their painted pumpkins..you have to work in layers you know! ha!)

I took ideas from Katie and Noah about how to design the eyes, nose, etc.
Noah is going to be a great pumpkin carver one day I know, because he was advising me how to make sure the triangles in the eyes and the teeth "stayed in" while I carved.
And he was right!


Katie, for some reason, really enjoyed picking out the pumpkin seeds. She is actually still working on separating all the seeds from the rest of the insides. To each their own, right?
She hasn't complained once! ha ha!

5 comments:

Karen said...

Great job! I bet the kids had a bunches of fun....

Kellie Paige said...

I'm so proud of you! Now are you gonna make pumpkin pie or muffins? It looks great!

Nikowa@KHA said...

You did a great job!

Anonymous said...

Awesome job! You had a great supervisor;-) I know you all had a lot of fun!
MeMe

Andy's Bethy said...

Wow - that looks great Carrie. Glad you found a purpose for those seeds that Katie was so responsibly picking.... sorry you weren't impressed with them!
We need to get a pumpkin I guess. I am feeling like a slacker parent now.