On Thursday we decided it was time. Time to bring in the pumpkin and carve it for Halloween. I appreciated all your ideas on what to carve, but here's the thing: your ideas were too complicated for me! We had limited time to get this done. You see, now that basketball season has started, Chris doesn't get home until around 8 PM every night. We were busy on Friday and this morning he has practice and a soccer game, so if he wanted to participate (which I'm not actually sure he did, but I wanted him to participate!) our last opportunity was Thursday evening. Chris did a great job of helping me carve the pumpkin and pretending to be really into it even though The Office and Parks and Rec was on tv :)
By the time we finished eating dinner and did the dishes it was already pretty late, so we decided to go simple: two eye holes, a nose, and a mouth.
We hacked off the top of the pumpkin so we could clean out the insides.
The insides of pumpkins are pretty nasty. I mean, have you ever really looked in there?
And to think we eat that stuff in various forms...
After the pumpkin was hollowed out, we began the carving. I was trying to keep things clean so I tried pushing the first eye hole through into the center of the pumpkin. It didn't work. It got a little stuck so I decided to push it from the inside out and ended up launching it clear across the room!
When we finally got done we were pretty pleased with our results. Looks a little scary right?
I mean look at that face. It's so happy.
What do you think? Creepy from a down-ward facing angle; gleeful from an up-ward facing angle. Not what we were going for...
Well, we may not have been overly successful at creating a jack-o-lantern to scare all the little kids tonight, but we sure had fun trying!