Monday, November 8, 2010

Carving Pumpkins

For Family Night the Monday before Halloween we carved our pumpkins. Zane said he wanted happy pumpkins, not scary pumpkins so we let him choose some designs from pictures. He chose a smiley face and an owl.

Zane thought the pumpkins were stinky and he wasn't too sure about getting his hands in there, but he was content to watch and "help" Kevin. Nora also wasn't too sure about the pumpkin guts, but it didn't take her long to take over her "own" pumpkin and do it "myself."

They were pretty happy with the final outcome and they loved lighting them each evening (as did the slugs we found each night when we went to check on them before going to bed).


Kristi said...

I love Zane's face! Kaleb was pretty much the same way until he saw Hailey digging he tried it. But I'm sure he FELT like Zane looks in these photos! He just couldn't be passed up by his sister!

Jessica said...

It looks like Nora could fit in her pumpkin.

Brooks Family said...

I love this tradition. Looks like it was a good memory.

Keri said...

The pumpkins look great! That is such a fun thing for the kids! I love that you found a lion costume. Nora looked great in it! And the tractor was very creative! Thanks for sharing!