Thursday, October 29, 2009

Carving Pumpkins

On Tuesday night we had the chance to carve pumpkins as a family. Even more fun was that Grandpa Bruce was able to join us for the event. Earlier in the day I had Spencer, Natalie and Bailey each draw on a sheet of paper what they wanted their Jack-o-lantern to look like, so when it came time for carving we were all ready to go. Dad and Spencer worked together, Grandpa and Natalie worked together, and Bailey and Mom worked together, with Tanner helping anyone that would let him.

We had the kids do the "dirty" work of cleaning out the pumpkins, which I think in the end they really enjoyed, although each of them was not too sure about it in the beginning. I really wish I had captured their faces at the first touch of the "guts", although I think Spencer's face is pretty good.
(Don't you love the difference between Natalie's and Bailey's techniques: Natalie getting the biggest handful she can while Bailey uses the pinching between two fingers technique!)
I was impressed with the different faces that the kids came up with, even if they all look a little bit alike. We had fun and can't wait until next year to carve pumpkins again (Spencer was telling me today exactly what he wanted his pumpkin to look like next year, cute boy).
Spencer's, Bailey's, then Natalie's pumpkins


Ruth said...

Very cute! Good job everyone!

Sarah said...

I love it!! What a good idea to have them draw out what they wanted before hand! Happy Halloween!

Megan Bruschke said...

SO FUN! Love the pictures!

Cami Bruschke said...

Cute pictures! Carved pumpkins are so fun - but i hate cleaning them out (I'm all with Natalie - two fingers).

Cynthia said...

That's a great family photo at the end!! Was that on timer?!?