Monday, November 2, 2009

Pumpkin Carving

The week before Halloween we were fortunate to have most of our gang over to eat sausage potato soup and homemade crockpot applesauce, carve pumpkins and make carmel apples. Our brother-in-law, Lee Holdaway, was visiting and got to get in on the fun too. Here's everyone diligently working to get their pumpkins cleaned out.

Dave hates the feeling of the pumpkin guts - he's trying to look cheerful here as he digs in.....

At times people would get a little carried away:

Justin getting knife happy
Emily wanted to "carve" her own pumpkin like everyone else.
We let her have the knife for about 3 seconds.....

Becky and Jared even brough a pumpkin carving design book and special carving tools - serious carvers!
Some of the finished products:
Becky's pumpkin - says "Trick or Treat!"

Dave's pumpkin - the headless horseman
The night wouldn't be complete without making carmel apples:
Justin & Stephanie
We've done this a couple times before, and it's so much fun that I think we definitely need to make it a yearly tradition!

1 comment:

Melinda said...

How fun to have so much family there! That potato-sausage soup sounds great, too!