Tuesday, November 1, 2011


This was a weekend of family pumpkin carving. This was the first year we decided to actually carve the pumpkins instead of just painting or coloring them. The kids each chose their pumpkin from the purchases early in the week, and browsed the various websites offering free face templates to see what they liked.


After the tops were removed, the kids were let loose cleaning out their own pumpkins. Joshua was very unsure about getting all gooey, but Abigail jumped right in.


Darren designed Joshua's pumpkin, based on his requests for triangles, teeth and eyebrows. 
Do those eyes look a little like a StarTrek comm badge???

While mommy and daddy carefully carved the pumpkins, the kids sorted all the pumpkin seeds for roasting. Abigail found a recipe in her cook book that included dinner rolls sprinkled with pumpkin seeds that she wanted to make. And Joshua choose several seeds that he wants to save for planting next year. I didn't have the heart to tell him that we probably won't be here next year to see the pumpkins grow...

The kids were so pleased with their finished pumpkins.
We selected some candles and lit them to see their pumpkin-y smiles!

These cute smiley faces greeted our trick-or-treaters last night!


  1. Well done, Sumners! I am very glad Joshua had his goggles on...health and safety, you know.

  2. Love those pumpkins. What messy fun! Aunt L


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