Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pumpkin Carving

On Sunday afternoon after Riley’s second nap, we gathered the necessary supplies and headed outside to carve pumpkins. At first, Riley was much more interested in walking around, playing with the spoons and picking up leaves, than helping us with the pumpkins.

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But then he finally got into it, once he realized he could get his hands on the slimy pumpkin insides.




It wasn’t long before he was all over the place, dragging long strands of pumpkin with him and flinging it everywhere. Pretty soon he was covered in orange, and I just crossed my fingers that it wouldn’t stain his clothes. (It didn’t.)

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Then he decided he wanted to sample the project and actually got in quite a decent snack before dinner.




Nopsi carved two smaller pumpkins (one with a dragon face and one with a fleur-de-lis), and Kenny carved our big one we got at the pumpkin patch (with a skeleton face). All three turned out great, and they looked awesome sitting together on the side porch steps, especially once they were lit up.

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It wouldn’t have been Halloween without carved pumpkins, and I’m glad Riley finally seemed to enjoy the activity. Hopefully he’ll like helping even more next year……here’s a sneak peek of him in costume on Halloween night.


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Full recap coming up tomorrow!


QP said... Best Blogger Tips

OK, this might be a bit of a stretch, but stay with me here. I think Bean might have a propensity to like pumpkins because his Uncle Jefferson was encased in one as his mother taught Jazzercize while 8 months pregnant with him.
Well, it makes sense to ME.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cool pumpkins! Very precious child!

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