This weekend has also consisted of carving Jack O Lanterns. This was a whole process just to get to the cutting part...I had thrown away our carving tools when we moved because it had been so long since we had carved pumpkins that I didn't think we needed them anymore. That one decision cinched it that we would be carving pumpkins this year!
My Mom and Chris took my boys to Northern Utah and they picked out the pumpkins for all of us. Then I had to brave Walmart on a Saturday in Tooele to get patterns and cutting tools. Since the rain and snow didn't clean all the mud off of the pumpkins Kelton and Seth wiped them off. We had their cousin Kayla here for a late night and she was more than willing to carve my pumpkin for me...whew. I had no idea how my hands would hold up and didn't feel like trying to find out.
See, always a process, never easy :)
Before long, the pumpkins had been chosen and divided up...they were clean and ready to get dirty again with pumpkin guts....tops cut and guts scooped....patterns picked....then you could have heard a pin drop in the house while they all focused on their designs.
Here are the finished ghoulish product of their hard work....
|Kayla: Bat....Taylor: creepy cape guy|
|Kelton: creepy guy climbing out of ground|
|Seth: traditional Jack-O-Lantern....Kenny: Mummy Face|
Our front porch is now officially ready for Halloween!