Friday, October 30, 2009

It was a 1st for me......

Guess what I did for the very 1st time this year????

I know..I have you on the edge of your seat awaiting my

I carved a pumpkin for the very 1st time!!

we were laughing...and I can't do anything while laughing

Some of y'all are probably thinking..."for real?" "where have you been for the last 27 years??"
Well, I grew up in a family that didn't really celebrate Halloween. Oh! we did the Fall/Harvest Festivals at church and all..but we didn't do all the costume dressing up until I was in high school. So by that time, I was "too cool" to even think about going door to door trick or treating. And having 7 siblings, we didn't do the pumpkin carving. I mean, who would want to buy 8 pumpkins every year and give your kids sharp utensils....scary!!! haha
Now, Don't get me wrong...especially if my parents are reading this...I had a great childhood. Loved spending time with family. We just had more fun on other holidays...especially Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Since I have never carved a pumpkin before, we invited Grandma over to help us carve the pumpkins for the kids this year. Kota was very proud of his a whole. He didn't want Grandma to "cut up" his pumpkin. But once we told him we were going to make it look like our jack-o-lantern (we have one that you plug in), he was all for it. He wanted a scary face..just like the jack-o-lantern.

Grandma did great on Kota's pumpkin. Me, on the other hand...WOW!! I need more practice. I'm sure by the time the kids leave home, I will be one skillful pumpkin carver.

Grandma and Lily...starting to carve..don't worry, Lily doesn't have a is an icing spreader or whatever you call it.

Pulling the guts out

Pumpkin Anatomy 101....pulling the eye out!!

Lilyann with her pumpkin..carved by Me..Lily's green plastic knife was in the pumpkin

Dakota with Grandma's Masterpiece!!

Our glowing pumpkins
Kota's is on the left and Lily's is on the right!

The kids love their "pumpkin heads"....that is what Kota calls them.

And I had a great time...definitely adding this to the family tradition list!


Annie said...

So glad all of you enjoyed the pumpknig carving. The results are wonderful.

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Halloween.

Christina said...

Pumpkin carving is fun isn't it? hehe You did a great job for your first time. Pumpkins really take up a life of their own once you get started.

The star on the top is amazing! I might have to try that sometime.

Heather said...

Your first pumpkins look great! It is such a fun way to get in the spirit, isn't it?

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Pumpkin carving is the best! So glad you got to carve one and you Rock at it! Your pumpkins look great!