Saturday, October 27, 2007

Pumpkin Carving

I was amazed when our boys told us that they had never carved pumpkins. I am still amazed about it. People just take so much for granted. Such a simple thing as carving a pumpkin for Halloween and they had never experienced it until last Wednesday night.

On Wednesday I surprised the boys by buying them each a huge pumpkin. They wanted to buy one at the beginning of the month, but I have seen what a pumpkin does ones it is carved. They sure don't last long. I promised them at the beginning of the month that I would buy them each a pumpkin when it got closer to Halloween. When we got home with the pumpkins, they wanted to carve them right then. I ask them is they could wait until their dad came home from work and we would all carve them together. All 3 of the boys were just fine with that. After supper the fun began.

MJ and I were in our front room (the one we use for the classroom) with a serrated knife, trying very hard to cut the top off of the pumpkin. I heard these 3 giggling and I snuck around the corner. Superman and his bright ideas - using the electric knife. Smarty britches!

The electric knife thing was pretty cool, but we all got our hands gooey - even Superman.

Let the carving begin!

This is WW's masterpiece!

This is JD's masterpiece!

This is MJ's masterpiece!

This is our first year of carving pumpkins for Halloween with our boys. Now it will be a family tradition.


karisma said...

Wow! What a great job! We do not celebrate Halloween so have never carved a pumpkin either. It looks like a great time was had by all.

Sue said...

Yes, I must agree, great job and it looks like everyone had a fun time too!