Sunday, October 28, 2007

Halloween in Hershey: Part 1 - Pumpkins

So this last Wednesday night a sweet neighbor informed me that trick-or-treating would take place on the following night. That's right - Thursday, October 28th. Thinking that perhaps he was getting a little kooky in his old age, I went online to check it out. Sure enough, the government of Pennsylvania has decided that they have the ability to change the dates of holidays. I'm thinking now I need to double check when Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years will take place so that I can plan accordingly.

This type of change is not one that a mother is thrilled to hear (especially a mother with a big midterm and 2 presentations coming up soon). I had to do some major schedule reshuffling and Thursday quickly became "All-Day-Halloween Day". I didn't have costumes for all the kids, the pumpkins hadn't been carved yet, and I had a few decorations that I wanted to put up over the weekend.

This first part of my Halloween blog will focus solely on carving pumpkins. Will was the only child who had carved a pumpkin before and so we had lots of fun picking our own faces and cleaning out the guts. I also thoroughly enjoyed the roasted pumpkin seeds that I was able to make with the innards of our pumpkins. Ahh, childhood memories...

Here are the final products:


True works of art in progress...


Isaac is glorying in the guts of his pumpkin.


Can you guess who's pumpkin this was???


Yes, this was my design of choice because it's fast and easy and it's what I feel like I've been doing for the past 4 months...


This was Will's "Mean Pumpkin"...with a little help from his dad.


Isaac actually drew the face of his pumpkin himself but I carved it for him...like I would give a 5-year-old a knife.


Why is it so impossible to get a decent picture of 3 kids under the age of 6?

How cool are these?

5 comments:

Amelia said...

AWESOME! I wish we hadn't been so lazy! I guess I could still go out and get pumpkins....but again...I'm lazy...and carless...

Baldwin Family said...
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Baldwin Family said...

You puking pumpkin is a knee slapper!

Jamie! said...

Amy's lazy, and we are too, I guess. I at least got a pumpkin, but we never got around to carving it. But, at least yours look awesome!!

Emily said...

i love your pumpkin sarah. it's the best.
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