October 30, 2010

Our {great} pumpkins!!!

Remember this pumpkin from our garden?

It's now this.

Chris did his marathon carving session Friday night with a little help from a four year old assistant.



Just wait until you see the rest of our 20+ pumpkins. They are fabulous!! My contribution this evening consisted of making roasted pumpkin seeds.

A few tips from Chris...aka Master Pumpkin Carver...

1. Carve your hole in the bottom. Martha was right after all.
2. Use a string of large white Christmas lights under the pumpkins when displaying them in the yard.

3. Save your hands and use rubber gloves when cleaning out the pumpkins.

4. The cheap pumpkin carving kits available in the grocery stores work really well, but put duck tape around the handles of the carving utensils for a better grip.


Hope you have a wonderful Halloween!
We're are soooo ready to get our party groove ON!!!
You ready for lots of party pictures???

Like you have a choice.

Just wait until you see Chris's costume.

11 comments:

Jodi said...

I'm exhausted thinking of carving 20+ pumpkins!!! And they look sooo awesome!

Lee said...

The pumpkins you showed are so cute! Good tips-thank Chris!
Have a terrific day and enjoy your big party! Look forward to seeing pictures...

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see the pictures! Those pumpkins are looking great!
Sue

Jodee Leader said...

OH MY WORD! He did a fabulous job! I didn't know that you were married to a professional pumpkin carver! Holy cats! Those are soooo cool and will be the perfect addition to your party!

Beach Mama said...

The pumkins are great! We just use Sharpie markers on ours. Long gone are the days when I carve pumpkins!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Wonderful pumpkins...love the picture of the kids in the pumpkin patch - too cute. Carving 20 of them...wow!

Heather said...

Wow! 20 pumpkins?! Your husband did an amazing job! He is quite an artist!

a Tonggu Momma said...

I have to say... that skeleton pumpkin is amazing. That would win our neighborhood carving contest easily.

Courtney said...

Those pumpkins are so cool. Enjoy your party tonight.

PandaMom said...

I'm posting on Sunday morning and wanted to tell you to have a fabulously FUN day today!!! I know you've planned so much excitement for you home!!! ; )

Anita said...

WOW!!! LOVE 'em all!! Maybe we'll really have to try our hand at something more creative next year! :)