Wednesday, October 14, 2009
As has become tradition the past few years, the girls sketched their jack-o-lanterns, and I carved them. Unfortunately Lolly picked the thickest, hardest, toughest pumpkin I have ever encountered. I am surprised that I did not lose a finger or an arm carving this sucker. If it had been softer, I would have done better on the details of her mouth-drawing.
We watched Disney's Sword in the Stone for the first time, while we cleaned out the pumpkins, carved, and sorted pumpkin seeds.
My friend Carrie inspired me to carve a pumpkin head of one of our church leaders. She sent me the link to make a stencil, which was very helpful. I chose this man because I thought his glasses might be distinct enough that someone could recognize him. I am going to enter it in our church congregation's pumpkin-carving contest. I mean no disrespect, I mean it as an honor.
Henry B Eyring:
Look how happy they look:
It was a long afternoon, which required some spousal support, and even though it was his night at church (I try to have it all together at least one night a week, and it's Tuesday!), he came right in, surveyed the pumpkin from ceiling to floor and got straight to cleaning up the spaghetti that I managed to pull together.
The Halloween Festivities continue...