Monday, October 27, 2008

Pumpkin Carving at Uncle Jack's


Another year of pumpkin carving!!!! This is our 3rd or 4th year of keeping this fun tradition. We added a few things to the mix this year. On previous Halloween get-togethers, we carved pumpkins with Uncle Jack, made pumpkin pie and roasted pumpkin seeds. This year, the boys dressed up in their costumes, we made pumpkin bread (as well as the pie), Uncle Jack made caramel apples, we (well Justus and I:)) drank hot apple cider, and the boys even got candy in their pumpkin buckets from Uncle Jack!! It is such a fun tradition, and we all love getting together for this fun event! This year, Derek made an AWESOME Shrek pumpkin (for Justus!!), and I made 2 little pumpkins with traditional faces. Jack and Will's pumpkins were also really cool when they were lit up. (It seems like the pumpkins never look good until you get them out in the dark and light the candles inside.) I really wish we had gotten better pictures of the pumpkins, though...that's something I need to learn how to do for next year's pumpkin carving.

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