28 October 2010

Pumpkin Day

Pumpkin carving is a big deal in our family! The kids love it and, frankly, so do Vince and I. It's funny, too, because I had never carved a pumpkin in my life until I met Vince. Now we have so much fun choosing and planning our designs. You can read more about our past pumpkin carving adventures here and here.

This year was no different. Tuesday we headed to the pumpkin farm to make our choices and Thursday was dubbed *Pumpkin Day* at our house. We carved pumpkins, roasted pumpkin seeds, made pumpkin cupcakes and baked pumpkin cookies! So much fun!

So with no further ado...our family pumpkins for 2010:

The Princess': She was totally undecided until the last minute, finally choosing to recreate a face she saw on Mr. B's pumpkin t-shirt:)

Mr. B's: He had his planned for days, maybe weeks. He's like that:) He was very specific: triangle eyes, square nose, one tooth.

Vince's: He got his design from my latest issue of Martha Stewart Living. I love it~turned out great! We ended up adding electric lights because the candle just wasn't bright enough.

Mine: I found this design last year in a Country Living magazine, tore it out and saved it. I found the template on their site. Vince helped me out by painting the lantern and drilling the holes in the lantern bigger for me.
After the official pumpkin candle lighting, we headed inside to decorate the pumpkin cupcakes. They turned out so cute! Of course, we used our fave cupcake books. (We should really start getting some kind of commission from them!:)

We only made a small batch (1 dozen), just enough.

What? You don't think it's a good thing to get your kids all sugared-up right before bedtime? Oh well, halloween only comes once a year, right? And I'm pretty sure it's going to be sugar-overload the rest of the weekend!

We've got one full weekend planned, it's going to be a lot of fun! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, too!

1 comment:

Storybook Woods said...

Great pumpkins. I love the lantern one!! Clarice