Lots of party pics coming but before that? One more Halloween post. Because our pumpkins this year? Were awesome.
The girl got really into it this year.
Which meant Matt got really into it, too.
It was kindof awesome.
I carved my usual face. I basically do some iteration of a giant smile every year. I'm cool with that:
|The scared one is my daughter's, the big grinning one is mine.|
|Batman and a super creepy face totally work for a Christening, right?|
My fav. pumpkin is the warty one. I love the bumpy pumpkins and Matt's design incorporated the warts perfectly:
He used the drill to carve the holes. It kinof looks like his mouth was sewn together at one point. Totally creepy.
Before we knew it it was after midnight and we were taking hilarious Vine videos of our creations.
WE ARE TOTAL GOOFBALLS.
Some tips that I want remember for next year:
2.) Use the pumpkin carving tools. We got one of those kids from the grocery store and the tools were both easy for the kids to use and small enough to carve out the details. And yay for not letting the kids play with actual knives!
3.) Cut an easy to put back shape for the top. The first one we did was the basic zig zag circle. Which means to put back you have to figure out which zag goes where. Once we went asymmetrical they became much easier to put back on.
5.) Use washable markers to sketch out the design on the pumpkin. I think we usually use pencil but washable marker (like the crayola kids ones we already had on hand) were MUCH better. You can sketch your design a million times and it just washes off! So it's no problem to draw exactly what you want before you cut. Awesome.
And for the super fun bonus pic - my mom making superman fly:
My parents stopped by for about 5 min on Halloween just to see the kids in costume and get some pictures. My dad's shots of the pumpkins came out amazing:
|CAN WE PLEASE GO TRICK OR TREATING NOW?!|