Friday, October 31, 2008

Ob-la-di Ob-la-da

Life goes on. This past Monday or Tuesday, I don't remember which, I realized that the coming Friday would be Halloween. How was I going to deal with that? Right after Dad's funeral?

I knew that I would have to some how. It's what dad would want.

The kids have been pestering me to carve pumpkins. The ones we grew were very small and would be very hard to carve. So yesterday with the company of j and my younger brother, Ben, we headed out to Wally World to get some Halloween candy for mom and some pumpkins for our family and a black cat costume for j.

The pumpkins were only $2 a piece! I bet they are down to $1 today and they still had nice ones left. Last night after dinner we gutted the pumpkins. Well j and I did. M and G tried to help but got too grossed out and J wanted nothing to do with that part of the fun.

I love those pumpkin carving kits that you can buy now. Back in my day we carved old school with paring knifes and steak knives. Now they have those great little saws and patterns. We bought one probably four or five years ago and are still using the same one this year. Next year I'll probably break down and buy a new one.

Here are the pictures of our fun filled night. We only did two pumpkins. The kids took turns carving and I think that they did a great job. I only helped j a little bit, she did most of her parts herself.

*warning* If pumpkin guts make you squeamish you may want to skip the first three photos or scroll by them really fast.

Happy Halloween!!


Erin said...

Cool pumpkins! The kids look very intent on creating masterpieces.

Happy Halloween to you and your family!

Mommy Madness said...

Pumpkins turned out great!Verrry scarrry!:) What a deal at $2!

Have a spookacular halloween!

Kristina P. said...

I had no idea pumpkins were so expensive!

I haven't carved on in ages. Those ones look awesome!

ramsam said...

You are such a good mom! We have pumpkins sitting on our porch, but have not had time to carve them yet. We have literally been gone every night. I almost pulled my kids out of school to carve them, but decided one year without them wouldn't kill us.

It is such a comfort- and a shame- that life goes on after the loss of someone we love, you know?

*MARY* said...

Those are some awesome looking pumpkins. Hope you have a good Halloween.

Wendy said...

CUTE!! Your dad would love them! We didn't carve pumpkins YET! ouch!! think it's too late

Mark said...

Nothing beats brain surgery on a pumpkin. Glad you and your kids were able to enjoy it.

Jillene said...

LOVE the pumpkins!! They turned out great!!

Wendyburd1 said...

I LOVE pumpkin guts!! So squishy and slimy!! They did good work!! Happy Hallows EVE!!

You doing okay today? *HUGS*

stACEy said...

Oh I love those pumpkins!!! you guys are soo creative!

love you!!!

KTsMommy said...

They came out so cute!! I love how you use j and J to distinguish between your two J's ;) Were you glad in the end that you gave in and carved the pumpkins this year? j looked so cute digging out the guts ;)

Neurotic Chic said...

I can't get over how long j's hair is now! And Jacob has the same shirt G is wearing. LOL