October 31, 2005

Pumpkin Carving

With little effort on our part, we acquired many more pumpkins this year than the two I had planned on for the kids. Our neighbor gave us four that had volunteered in her yard and a couple from church gave us a big one along with a bunch of gourds to make what they call a "jolly goblin." Thus instead of two, we have seven pumpkins.

Yesterday it was clearly time to do a little pumpkin "harving" as my son used to call it. The Boy wanted a vampire, The Middle Girl wanted a kitty cat, The Baby wanted to eat the pumpkin guts and we carved another one just for good measure -- as well as making the Jolly Goblin.

And by the time it was all over, we had so many pumpkin guts and seeds and I was so tired that I didn't feel like roasting anything. But we got some cute jack o'lanterns and still have a couple of uncarved pumpkins. Maybe I'll gut one of those later for the seeds.

Without further ado, we have the whole family of pumpkins.

The vampire:


The cat:


The silly face:


The Jolly Goblin and friends:

jolly goblin.jpg


Wow! Those are great! I feel like such a slacker now.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at October 31, 2005 03:01 PM

Nice! I like the goblin. I love carving pumpkins, but I never thought of adding bits to the pumpkin.

Posted by: Sarah G. at October 31, 2005 11:48 PM

Those are great, especially the cowboy hugging his li'l sister. She's not much bigger than the pumpkin.

Posted by: MarcV at November 1, 2005 10:29 AM