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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Walking with a Big Knife!

Time to carve the pumpkins!  This is a first at our house because up until now, we have always painted the pumpkins.  Tall Guy and I both had a hankering for roasted pumpkin seeds, and the only way to get them is to.....well.... get a big knife!

Bear was a bit too gussied up to do the dirty work,
so we made her change clothes!

At first, Tink was a bit reluctant to put her hand inside the pumpkin,

but once she conquered her initial "ick," she was all in!

You never quite know what is going on in that beautiful but crafty little mind!

My first two attempts!  I don't remember pumpkins being so thick!
The one on the right is supposed to be a princess pumpkin!
Dang!  Where did my apple corer go?  I needed it to make the eyes!

Yes Twin Lakes Class of '99, that is your Student Council shirt!  Wooo!

My last two efforts.  I took a parring knife and kind of drilled into 
the pumpkin to get my circles for eyes!  That danged apple corer will
turn up next week; you can bet on it!
After all this lovely work, they sat on the front porch for one night.  I put them down on the ground before the big storm rolled in, and it's still pretty darned windy out there today.  Hopefully, they will make it back up on the porch, and I will find the candles and light these guys up before the big night!

Trick or Treat!


  1. They look just lovely! We painted ours with glitter paint this year...but we may still take a knife to them yet ;)

  2. what a great time! I want a pumpkin too :)

  3. Your husband looks dangerous, wielding that long knife like that!! ;-) But scooping out the guts was always my favorite part. Cute pics.

  4. We always CARVED pumpkins when my kids were little. My son would GAG thru the cleaning out process just so I could get a pic and then he would talk his sister into finishing up for him. He was ok when wielding the knife, just pumpkin guts were not high on his list of fun things to do.

  5. Hi Lana, Seeing you all carve the pumpkins reminded me of all of the years we did that when our boys were little.... I miss those exciting times for children....

    Cute Pumpkins!!!

  6. Cool!!

    I love pumpkins and for some reason I didn't get any this year!

    Thanks for the encouragement!!

  7. yum for pumpkin seeds. you've totally made my hankering even worse...can't wait til saturday when we will carve our own and roast up the seeds. i am NOT looking forward to the goo and the gross tho!



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