Monday, October 31, 2011

Pumpkins!

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I'm not sure I can remember the last time I posted something on the day after we did it!  But I'm determined this year that it won't take me months to post our Halloween pictures!:)  So yesterday after church and lunch and nap time we carved our pumpkins.  I thought for sure that Eli would just love pulling out and playing with the pumpkin guts, but it took him a while to warm up to the idea (he just kept staring at it, then putting the lid back on, then pointing at me to do it, etc...).  Eventually, after he watched me do it for a bit, he went for it- but in the most controlled, and unusual fashion for Eli, he pulled out one pumpkin seed at a time!  Lily,on the other hand, just went for it and did a great job gutting her pumpkin!  And she even picked out her own design.  We really tried to get her to do something more simple, but she had her heart set on the raccoon.  So she helped punch the holes for the pattern and then I cut out the design.  I have to admit that I'm a little shocked that it actually looks like a raccoon.  I believe she named it something like "Scamper Halloween Raccoon."  And once his pumpkin was gutted (with a little help) Eli loved pounding the nail/gems into his pumpkin.  For some reason the light isn't showing through the purple ones so the bat looks a little funny, but it still looks generally like a bat!  We are looking forward to lighting them up outside tonight!

2 comments:

TheMuscatoHansens said...

L O V E the raccoon! So very sweet :)

murillo said...

The raccoon has to be one of the best pumpkins I've ever seen. Great choice!