Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pumpkin Carving 2012

It is an annual tradition that we take the kids to Nanny’s to carve pumpkins.  This year was no exception.  As a matter of fact, we went all out with a total of 4 pumpkins.

We printed a couple of ideas and had the kids choose which one they wanted to do.  There were essentially 3 teams: me and SaraGrace, Rob and Cade, and Beas, Jah and Brinley.

After devouring a feast from Bev’s, we setup in Nanny’s driveway and went to work.


The adults took care of cutting off the top, while the kids watched impatiently wanting to get their hands on all of the cool little tools we had.

rob top

Brinley supervised, and guarded the diet coke.


Cade and SaraGrace took their job of scooping the guts very seriously.

sg scoop 

Cade even put some elbow into it:)

cade scoop

He was so sad to see us waste those seeds.  He wanted to plant a pumpkin patch.  After I convinced him we had enough on our plate, he finally let them go.

cade guts

As it got dark, we carved by headlight.


I have not had to carve a pumpkin in years.  Usually, Rob and Cade take care of it, but SG was insistent that she do one too.  Here is our kitty cat…


Cade and Rob did a scary phantom.


And because no pumpkin should go to waste, Rob whipped this one up at the end of the night.


The kids were so proud of their pumpkins.

sg pumpkin cade pumpkin

All four of the pumpkins complete!!!

all pumpkins

As my Nanny would say, “We made memories.”

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