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Saturday, October 30, 2010

{pumpkin carving}

Yesterday evening we finally got around to carving the pumpkin. We couldn't find the carving kit we'd used the past couple years and since the printer still doesn't want to print we got a new pumpkin carving kit (Goodness it's so much easier with those than knives - and they are cheap! Don't I sound like I did some of the carving by saying that? Ha - I just took pictures!)

First the top had to come off to take the insides out. 

Last year Abby didn't want anything to do with this process but this year she was all into it. They carved a pumpkin earlier yesterday in her preschool class so this was her second carving experience in one day and she was ready to dig in!
Then the design template was placed on the pumpkin and they used the crayon to trace the design on to the pumpkin.
 Then Beau sawed out the face of the pumpkin.
 And volia - finished jack-o-latern! I don't think this is Beau's favorite pumpkin he's done. I think his Obama pumpkin two years ago (that I can't seem to find a picture of uh-oh!) or his skull and cross bones from last year would rank higher and were a bit more difficult. However I really like that Abby got into the carving this year and I like the simplicity of the pumpkin they carved this year.

Did ya'll carve pumpkins this year? Do you do the traditional jack-o-latern or something more complicated? Do the kids get into it or do they not want to touch the pumpkin guts?
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