“It’s a good night to look at pumpkins.”

At least that’s what Jonny kept saying as we had our annual pumpkin carving last night.

We bought our pumpkins almost two weeks ago, but because Mark and Isaac went to the Steelers game last weekend, we did most of our carving last night.  Isaac and Jonny did manage to trace their designs last weekend.  Jonny did a great job tracing his own design this year, although I did have to help him cut it out.  Isaac was able to work completely independently for the very first time!  Mark did all the yucky stuff for all of us (i.e. scooping out the pumpkin innards).

Jonathan was so excited!  All the photos I took of him last night are blurred because he was in a state of constant motion.

I found a Gyarados pattern online for myself.  For those not familiar with Pokemon, Gyarados is a flying water-dragon type creature.  I think it turned out well.  Mark did a creepy skull design.

Both Ben and Nate took very well-timed late evening naps allowing us to finish all four.  Here’s the final result:

I love pumpkins!


7 Responses to ““It’s a good night to look at pumpkins.””

  1. Heidi Says:

    Those are fabulous! I am a terrible carver. In fact, unless I am really inspired, it is not getting done this year.

    That’s great that your kids are getting more independent with it all too.

  2. Rachelle Says:

    Wow ~ those are great! You guys are so creative! Happy Halloween!

  3. Maureen Says:

    Your pumpkins are AWESOME! You guys did a fabulous job. Where’d you get the patterns? And do you use special tools?

    Happy Halloween!

  4. Miss Behaving Says:

    WOW! They are amazing.

  5. Lara Says:

    Those are some really cool looking pumpkins!!!

  6. Sandi @ Life with Jessica Says:

    Awesome pumpkins!! You guys did a great job. I was too lazy to carve ours this year.

    Love how Jonny is so excited 🙂

  7. Karen Says:

    Thanks everyone! We really enjoy carving pumpkins. We got into it for Jonny’s first halloween (of course he doesn’t remember that).
    Maureen: we buy the normal pumpkin carving kits that you can buy almost anywhere (Walmart, craft stores) in October. They usually come with several patterns and a set of tools attached to the front. Actually, this is a GREAT time to buy pumpkin carving stuff for next year since everything is half off or better!

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