Sunday, October 28, 2007

Carving Pumpkins

The kids have been anxiously waiting to carve their pumpkins. Saturday was the day. Wes helped Cate carve hers - and even brought out his drill to add some effects. Addie used a pattern but did the carving all on her own. Isaac did his own bat drawing and also carved his own. I made up my own design and it only halfway worked. But I used a white pumpkin so that was cool!



Here are the finished products: Cate/Wes did the cat, Addie did the witch with the crystal ball, Isaac did the bat, and I did the maple leaf





And what was the drill used for you say? Besides the eyes and the full moon, Wes did this to each pumpkin: (sorry but these slide show things are so much quicker for me than uploading photos to blogger)

Wes and I were invited to an adults only costume party that night. We were supposed to bring a treat to share and I had read about this idea on my cousin's blog . It turned out pretty cute.

The best costume idea we could come up with was a butterfly and butterfly catcher. You can't really see the extent of my costume in the picture. The hood thing looked pretty dorky so I didn't wear that but I did have some purple fake eyelashes on.

3 comments:

Diana said...

Every single one of those carved pumpkins is GORGEOUS!! You two look adorable for your party, too.

Jennifer said...

HOW FUN, Em!! I looove the pumpkins! We're lazy - we had the kiddos decorate with stickers!

You and Wes look so cute for your party! What a good idea ... butterfly and butterfly catcher! So creative!

Julie said...

I bow down to you who know how to celebrate Halloween with true spirit, dedicated energy & GUSTO. Are you professional pumpkin carvers? And, what about those costumes! Excellent idea!! Bravo! Bravo!!