The smell of fall is definitely in the air and the leaves are falling fast, which makes me smile, but cringe as well (fall means winter is on the way.) Nevertheless, I have one holiday to look forward to before the weather really turns nasty, and that's Halloween. Though I don't get crazy and dress up like I used to, I still enjoy seeing the trick or treaters come running up to the door with their rosy cheeks and spooky get ups. I also love to get a little pumpkin carving on and that is just what we did last weekend. I hit up the farmer's market on Saturday and picked up the perfect pumpkin for carving.
Then, on Sunday night the whole fam, Derek, Ella and I got to work. (well, maybe it was mostly me, but who cares, it was fun to get a little gooey.) Check out the highlights of the evening below.
|We began by opening up the top of the pumpkin and I was waiting for Ella to dive into the sloppy mess of the inside of the pumpkin, but after a quick touch, she was not too interested.|
|Derek tried to capture Ella's disgusted face in regards to the pumpkin (she had many of those during the whole process)|
|Yuck, it's so sticky!|
|Now Ella is getting into it. She seems interested.|
|Getting more curious.|
|Hmmm, I don't know about this|
|After all the insides were scraped out of the pumpkin by me, Derek started the jack-o-lantern's face. We modeled after Ella (two teeth on the bottom, one on the top.)|
|Ella started the cleaning process, but wasn't too enthused about it.|