Friday, October 28, 2011

Carving Pumpkins

Halloween is one of my most favorite holidays.

However, the one thing that I really, really don't like at this time of year is the "carving of the pumpkins". I've been putting it off and putting it off and finally told the kiddo's we'd do it after school on friday since Dad would be home to help us.

It was no suprise that the 1st thing out of the big kids mouth when getting home today was, "can we carve pumpkins now, you said!"

While helping the big kids "carve" I gave Brayden his pumpkin with a tub of markers!

Wow! Did he go to town. Being they are washable markers he really thought it was great when dad using a wet cloth washed his drawings away and he could do it all over AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN!

Every year a few local famers donate "extra" pumpkins to the elementary school. So both Hunter and Madelyn were able to decorate a pumpkin at school using paint or markers. They loved doing this at school. I don't know why they won't do it at home. Bringing these pumpkins home today, Hunter and Madelyn were able to carve 2 pumpkins. Boy did they think they were hot stuff! During the 1st 2/3 months of school other people donate fresh veg/fruit from there gardens to the school for a "healthy snack" for all the kids.

I think that's kind of cool!