Sunday, October 19, 2008

Carving Day

Pumpkin carving has become an annual tradition. One that I particularly look forward to. Not just because roasted pumpkin seeds are one of my favorite foods, but that is definitely important!


A quick trip to the grocery store, for our pumpkins to carve.


A long task of getting each precious seed from the ooey-gooey, as my children fondly referred to it.


Little man tried to use utensils.


B's design was ridiculously complicated, including spectacles for her jack-o-lantern. Her father obliged, being wrapped around her little finger as he is.


The Grand Finale. Yummmm!
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13 comments:

Subspace Beacon said...

That looks like fun. *sigh* Utterly unlike our own carving parties which last as long as it takes for me to cut out the jack-o-lantern lid at which point the kids desert me complaining about the pumpkin smell. They're so dainty.

jen said...

we did this last year and man, was it a heck of a lot of work...am kind of scared to take that on again. but then i read this and think i need to force myself!

Anna said...

My family rarely carves pumpkins... there's not much point for us to do it this year since we won't be home on Halloween.

Jenifer said...

It is a tradition for us too...I guess we had better do our this weekend!

Jen said...

We are doing ours this coming weekend...I'm with you, I love carving pumpkins. I don't think we've done the seeds before with the kids, though. They would probably love it!

Aliki2006 said...

Oh, I LOVE roasted seeds! We won't carve ours until later because around these parts it can get quite warm again, resulting in rotten pumpkins--blech.

Omaha Mama said...

The pumpkins will probably rot, they did last year. It's getting quite cool at night, but still getting into the 60's during the day. We had 'em good and rotten by the end of Oct last year!

Beck said...

We wait until one or two days before Halloween to carve our pumpkins... but it looks like you guys had SO much fun!

Mimi said...

I love pumpkin seeds. Pynchon is the major pumpkin carver around here. Also, B is looking CRAZILY like you.

And that is the end of my nonsequiturs for today.

Mama said...

Hey, why don't you include pictures of your kids instead of those two kids I don't recognize- are they neighborhood children? Your two little toddlers are so cute include them in some of your blogs. OMG(osh)! Time marches on...too fast.

John Ross said...

Finally got around to dropping by your site, after having read your comments to Mary, aliki, Beck, etc., for some time.

Nice site. Nice person. Nice matters.

Being articulate and insightful doesn't hurt either.

I know, nothing to do with pumpkins.

We did the big pumpkin patch train ride this year with our 4 year old son. very cool

Looks like you had a great time as well.

Aren't digital cameras great for all those times you'll be glad you got images of?1

mum2brady said...

So fun! We carve pumpkins every year too - guess I need to go get some :) I'm sooo behind this year!!!

Michelle said...

looks like they had fun with the pumpkin carving and roasted seeds!