We finally got to carve pumpkins this year after two years of missing out. Honestly, without Hurricane Sandy spreading her nastiness and giving everyone a day off I’m not sure I would have found the time. But since everyone was home on Tuesday with nothing to do we carved.
I started out working with Jamie who helped me design his pumpkin and then I went to work carving it. I have to say, that one was a total pain in the ass because the pumpkin had very thick walls and it was tough to safely get a knife through it. I was grateful for a simple design.
Then I moved on to helping Liam. He drew his own face on his pumpkin and even got to do some of the carving this year. I was so happy for him. I loved to carve pumpkins as a kid so I’m glad he’s old enough to start learning how to do it himself.
Once he had completed his, I moved on to mine. I decided to actually carve a picture instead of a face and I sort of freehanded it while looking at one of those paper designs. It was too much work to actually pin the design to the pumpkin and do it like the directions tell you to.
Finally, I pulled out the stick on decorations left over from last year and told Liam to go to town on the one pumpkin we managed to salvage from our summer as pumpkin farmers (the second one rotted on the vine before I could harvest it).
Here’s all four pumpkins on the front steps.
Due to hurricane delays, we won’t be trick-or-treating until Saturday night. Stay tuned for pictures of the boys in costume!