Pumpkin carving time! We went to the pumpkin patch a lot this year. And more often than not we came home with a pumpkin - creating quite the little pumpkin family in our front yard. Cute until it's time to carve those puppies. In all honesty, not exactly my favorite job of the season - hence the reason I tried to pawn as much of the work off on the little people as possible.
They eagerly jumped on the job of getting those pumpkins into the house. Declan figured it would be easiest to roll them, and Lexi followed suite.
Next up I told them how much fun it is getting all of the pumpkin seeds out...
These two can't be fooled. Their interest lasted all of two minutes before they ditched their posts at the table and left the rest up to Daddy and me. I believe the exact statement from Declan was "This is not fun. I'm going to play with my toys."
Daddy didn't waste much time before power tools were plugged in.
The kids thought it was hilarious when Daddy chased them around, roaring through his scary pumpkin face.
An hour and a half later we have finished products! This is the only picture I have of all five, and the settings on my camera were incorrect, so it is hard to see. The cauldron (second from camera left) had to be pulled for a little tweaking. It should be good to go by the big night!
Our pumpkins - ready to greet the trick-or-treaters
And completely intriguing to the munchkins
They had a great time inspecting the ghoulish lights.
We are finally ready for Halloween night!