{Pumpkin Carving}

boy we sure know how to wait till the last minute around here sometimes don't we?
the girls did an amazing job getting showers, homework and dinner done before dance so we could carve pumpkins when they got home.

aubrey and i had this yummy dessert ready when they arrived.
i think that might have helped.

poor riley.
she had been waiting for this night since before we even got the pumpkins.
she had a design planned and everything.
but when dave cut the pumpkin open and realized it was rotten inside that kind of spoiled it for her.
it's really no fun when your dad has to dump all your pumpkin's insides down the storm sewer so they rest of us won't gag...true story!:)
she managed that smile at the end when she saw her finished design come to life.

janey surprised us a bit this year.
she wasn't her usual gagerific self!:)
(i had to hold babi up she could take part in the festivities)

she even reached in and touched it this year.
but then straight to the sink for a good hand washing.

aubrey was the most disgusted of the group.
she kept getting up and running away saying things like "get that thing outta here" and "i'm not touchin that". but she won't even hold riley's hand to pray if she thinks she's touched the chicken on her dinner plate already....another very odd but true story!!:0 ha ha
(see the nasty bruise and scrape on her sweet little face? she fell off the island chair and hit her head about an hour before. she cried big time and so did i!)

she enjoyed the planning and drawing of the design a bit better.

dave wasn't messin around this year.
he borrowed our neighbors super duper pumpkin gut scooper.
scary huh?

happy halloween,
be safe and have fun,
{thankful for}
1. free towing
2. fun new desserts
3. my treadmill and rockin music
4. dave's taking a half day tomorrow
5. easy classroom parties

on the way back from taking the girls to dance my van overheated and the check engine light came on.
i left it in the library parking lot and dave and aubrey came to rescue me.:)
it is being towed to the mechanics and we are praying it is a quick fix.
she is getting up there with over 173,000 miles...
aubrey and i our missing our halloween story time parade and we are sad about that.
hoping all goes well today.
not the trick or treat we were quite hoping for!:(

pumpkin carving 2011
pumpkin carving 2010


  1. They turned out great, Cindy! We had a few rotten ones too...ugh! Sounds like you had quite a day...but it ended up happy! Good for you, friend! Enjoy!

  2. Oh no Cindy! Big bummer about the car, the bruise, and the rotten pumpkin. You still look on the bright side, always, and I love that about you.

    The drink looks yummy and I will have to bookmark that.

    Great pictures! We have got to carve our pumpkins later in the season next year. The one we did at that Halloween party a couple of weekends ago....it molded in 3 days and we had to toss it, and Boyd was so upset.


  3. I love the traditional jack o lanterns, so cute. A drill....oh no...a pumpkin gut scooper. That's awesome.

  4. Good times with the pumpkin. What does a rotten pumpkin smell like? Rotten egg? Either way... gross!

    Bummer about your car. Hope it all works out.

  5. Oh no... I'm sorry about the car! Darn! Hate car problems (mine had trouble starting today) But your pumpkins turned out fantastic! Love the faces and the drill!

  6. Gгeat blog herе! Alsо уоur sitе loaԁs uρ
    fаst! Whаt ωeb host аre yοu using?
    Can I get уour affiliаte link to youг host?
    I wіsh my wеb site lοaded up aѕ quicκly as youгs lоl

    My web blog ... Http://toyalert.Com