Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pumpkin Carving Take Two

We attempted to carve pumpkins on Monday night, but it didn't go so well.

We managed to get one pumpkin cleaned out, and Grant started to carve it. Our pumpkin carving knife broke, though, and he didn't have much luck with a kitchen knife.

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We called it a night, because:

A) Lexie was disgusted by the pumpkin slime and didn't want to be anywhere near it.

B) Dylan was quickly growing bored.

C) Grant was quickly becoming frustrated.

Pumpkin carving night one...an epic fail. At least we got some pumpkin seeds out of the deal!

Last night, we tried again, this time with the proper tools. Grant did a fantastic job on both of the pumpkins, and the kids were very pleased!

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Mental note: Clean that window!

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Pumpkin carving night two? A success!

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19 comments:

  1. How fun! I could totally feel your pain on the pumpkin carving... we cheated and used Mr. Potatoe Head Parts instead. lol.

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  2. Wow those turned out great!!
    PS: windows not that bad... :)

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  3. Very nice! Muchas better at carving then we are! I agree with Lexie, pumpkin slime, no thx! HA!

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  4. Awesome pumpkins. I see Grant takes carving seriously, as does Jdaddy. Mine is always the most simple, kindergarten-ish looking. LOL

    Love the kids Halloween pajamas!

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  5. oh wow, those look SUPER cool! love it!! tell Lexie the slime grosses me out too :)

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  6. They turned out so cute! I love the picture of Dylan with his gross pumpkin hands:)

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  7. WHOA! Those are impressive. We only attempted a regular face and we still managed to mess it up somehow. :) I love them!

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  8. Love the pumpkins! The last pic looks like something you'd see in a magazine. Love it! We are doing ours tonight. Wish us luck :/ Eeek!

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  9. wow...those are some impressive pumpkins! you guys could win awards :)

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  10. Those pumpkins are AWESOME! I think I got the same carving kit. We are carving on Saturday!

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  11. Great pumpkins!
    We must have had the same pumpkin carving book because we did the same ghost one and almost did the cat/skull one but Jonah changed his mind and picked the scared looking face (because that pumpkin is scared of the ghost one of course, J said).
    :-)

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  12. Wow! Those are impressive! Second shot was worth it, huh!?

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  13. Wow, those pumpkins look amazing!!

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  14. Love the designs you all picked!! I'm trying to catch up on blogs and realized everyone is carving pumpkins... and we completely forgot! Tomorrow we will definitely have to carve ours. :)

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  15. Success, I would say! Those look great! We are doing ours tomorrow night. Nothing like waiting till the last min, huh!?

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  16. We did the same one!! Those kits are not easy.

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  17. I think I have the same kit! We're going to do our big one tonight. Ironman and I did his little one for school the other day. More fun than I expected!

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