Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Carving Our Pumpkins

We carved the pumpkins that we'd chosen from Pettit Creek Farms, and Katie Anne had a blast doing it! We made two pumpkins... one for the decorating contest at Katie Anne's school, and one for our front porch. I took the lead on the contest entry since I'd come up with the "turkey pumpkin" idea, and Saunders took the lead on the one for the front porch- the more traditional one. Katie Anne helped with both... and yes, she really helped! She helped me choose which feathers to put in which hole, and she tried to help with the pumpkin goo removal from Saunders's pumpkin. All in all, it took us about an hour to make both pumpkins, and it was a fun family project! I will let you know if Katie Anne's turkey pumpkin wins a prize... last year, her baby pumpkin got third place!

Katie Anne loves pumpkins! She can't stop kissing them.

Katie Anne says, "Heb-bee!" aka "Heavy!"

Saunders and Katie Anne after they caught the runaway plastic bag.

Saunders concen-trates on the pumpkin carving.

Katie Anne checks out the goo.

Katie Anne assists with goo removal.

Katie Anne tasted the goo but didn't like it.

Dad the pumpkin carver.

Mom the faux turkey maker.

Katie Anne checks out the turkey pumpkin.

Katie Anne decides the turkey pumpkin looks like a great backrest! We lost an eye after this one... nothing a little more Gorilla Glue couldn't fix.

KA on the porch with Dad's pumpkin.

Saunders's spooky pumpkin at night!


Jillian said...

Cute cute cute idea on the turkey pumpkin! That looks like a winner lol! We are HOPEFULLY going tomorrow to get our pumpkin...who knows!

cindy glawson said...

Really cute pictures and good blog!!I have the pictures from your first pumpkin. I'll have to dig them out and compare. :-)

Jason, Erin, and Ella said...

I love that she kisses pumpkins! Such a little love!

Carrie Beth said...

I love the turkey pumpkin and think it is so cute that Katie Anne keeps kissing the pumpkins.

The Dillards said...

Can Saunders come over to our house and carve our pumpkin?

Saunders said...

ah in the tradition of great pumpkin carvers!! love it!!!!!