Monday, October 31, 2011

Ooey Gooey Goodness

So... it's honestly been a DECADE (or more!) since either Jonathan or I have carved a pumpkin. We're real up on our fall traditions, can ya tell?! Considering that our girls have been enthralled with the numerous pumpkins on our vernadah for the past month... we thought it was time we dusted off the ole' carving skills (or lack there of!) and had a family fun night!

As a child, my favorite thing about pumpkin carving was removing the ooey gooey pumpkin inerds!

Alia was all for it... 

... but Larren was more than skeptical! She didn't think reaching her hand into a giant orange hole and pulling out slimy seeds was too high on her priority list... and really, who can blame her?!?! (Yes... she did her hair all by herself!)

Did I mention that we haven't carved pumpkins in a really, really long time? And that neither of us have very high artistic genes?! Thus the reason for a stencil! :)

And masking tape just ups the fun factor for the kiddos, right?!

Jon was first up to take a stab at the kitten... umm... yeah, ya may not wanna think on that visual too long!!

Then the massive pregnant lady took a turn.

And surprisingly, it was quite relaxing... I wanted to keep on adding to the kitty cat...

... but it all goes back to that lack of artistic ability thing!

Jon and Alia did some fine tuning...

... and then it was time to do the official candle lighting!

Alia ran around the house, turning off all the lights so we could get a better look... which resulted in our youngest little lady falling off her chair. So we moved it outside to get the same effect with less risk of head injuries!

The girls were most pleased... and now the little meow-meow is ready to greet the 3 trick-or-treaters that come to our door! 

1 comment: