Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Carving Pumpkins

Last night we carved our pumpkins with the kids. We have two jack o'lantern decorations that Drew wanted to use as inspiration for his and Ava's pumpkins. I wanted to carve a spider on mine. Dan doesn't really like carving, so he just helps everyone else. Actually, he doesn't mind the carving so much as the scooping. Drew didn't mind helping to scoop the seeds out, but didn't want to touch the goop after it came out of the pumpkin. Ava kept trying to eat the pumpkin seeds and even put an eye piece in her mouth after it was carved out. EW! I had a great idea this year. I used a disposable halloween tablecloth to cover the table and then just threw it out when we were done. Easy clean up!

Drew scooping out a pumpkin seed

Ava with her pumpkin

Drew and his jack o'lantern

Ava and her jack o'lantern


Anonymous said...

Im glad you found some use for that tablecloth. Great idea! I also left some little battery operated tea lights to put inside the pumpkins, but I don't think I ever showed them to you. With all the fires we've had to worry about lately, I thought they'd be a good idea. The pictures are wonderful.
Love, Mom

Isabelle's Mommy said...

how fun!!! We carved pumpkins last night too.. I havent carved a pumpkin since I was a kid it was so fun!! Happy Halloween! I miss you!

Molly said...

Sooo cute! Love your jack-o-lanterns! I was going to carve ours but I tend to be a little accident prone. I decided I preferred to keep all my fingers this year...