Saturday, November 1, 2008

Pumpkins And A Princess

A few nights ago, with a little arm twisting and a lot of pleading, I convinced the kids to carve the pumpkins for me.

They started out by looking for stencils online. (and as good guests I'm sure none of you will be commenting on the state of my living room!)

Once the stencil has been drawn out they moved on to the next step: (is that the proper use of punctuation Ev?)

Scooping out the insides. It's a messy job but. . . someone has to do it!

Carving takes concentration,

and a steady hand.

Didn't they do a great job?

I think these are the reason I had so many more trick or treater than I normally would.

Although this probably helped as well. More than one child told their mom that they needed to go through the path into the gazebo!

And now for the princess part of the post. . .
Doesn't she look fabulous?!


Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Yes, she does look fabulous. And so do your pumpkins.

Madison Richards said...

How fun! Love the creativity in the pumpkin carving department!

Tamara Jansen said...

oh fun, fun, fun! My kids carved pumpkins too but we were so busy bringing kids to lessons and hockey that we didn't get to participate in the trick or treat hand out :(

And yes, Holly looks gorgeous. I just saw pics of th wedding on facebook!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

They all look fabulous. I'm surprise, I thought it would be too cold for trick or treating up there!

Evelyn in Canada said...

We had three pumpkins. One child was young enough to want one, but couldn't carve it and didn't even choose the design. One chose an extremely happy face, but couldn't use the knife. One did it all herself and ended up with a gross, mean face with pumpkin innards coming out of its nose. Aw, such a sweety. Gone are the days of playing princess and having tea parties. We've entered a new phase.

Your pumpkin look great and so does Holly. Maybe Beth will go back to playing princess in another 10 years.

Colleen Van Dyk said...

Definitely great job on the pumpkins! And tell Holly that she looks beautiful! I saw pictures of the wedding on facebook and she looked great there too!

Jenny said...

How fun! Were the kids actually happy they helped out once it was finished?

Holly is beautiful! Quite a princess!

Carla said...

Fabulous princess!! AND pumpkins, they never get to old to be called kids do they? Thanks for sharing:)

Tamara Jansen said...

Hey Rosa, need to ask you some blogger do you delete a comment on this silly thing?

Talk to you later :)

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