Monday, January 04, 2016

Carving Pumpkins

Carving Pumpkins is an annual tradition that my kids LOVE!
 I on the other hand have a love/hate relationship with this tradition.
I love the creativity my kids end up showing, the being togetherness and supportiveness we see the kids offering one another. I love hearing what each has envisioned at the beginning and then seeing what their final master piece ends up as. We have fun! The hate part is the mess. We've always got to many of us working on a to small of a table/area. We're in each others way and the mess just seems to multiply all over my kitchen table and floor. It quite often gets on my kitchen cabinet doors and walls. Somehow the little ones leave me sticky hand prints through out the house despite the numerous hand washings. And then we have the clothes with the spilt "guts" my kids like to call it down the front of them. It's just a messy activity. 

This year living in Hurricane I took advantage of our warm weather. I set up a table outside and we made our memories there! What perfect Sunday afternoon activity. 

Here's our before. 
Hunter wanted to poke our new skeleton into his. 

My girls. 
The little one there in the middle is quite spoiled by her 2 big sisters. 
Can you tell?

Oh happy day's! 
All the spills and mess is outside.

Daddy helping Kylie.

This one requested a picture of her holding her pumpkin's "guts".

And then the final product!

Somehow I didn't get a picture of Madelyn's creation. I don't know how I missed hers.
They all did a superb job this year.