Halloween 2009 Carving

What usually took a couple hours turned into a five hour carving marathon. Luca, Lincoln and Anna wanted to try their hand at pumpkin carving.

What I didn’t anticipate was that carving was the sideshow.

The kids really wanted to design their pumpkin. And design they did until black and purple Crayola marker covered their pumpkins. I didn’t dare ask how they knew where to cut. I gave each them a tiny pumpkin saw from one of our many carving kits and they went to town without cutting off any fingers.

Most years, I carve a couple of pumpkins. Last year I waited until trick or treaters began showing up before I finished this pumpkin. Tonight, I goofed around with the kids and finished one pumpkin. I like how his hair turned out.



  1. Nice work.

  2. You did this? Wow. You've got some mad pumpkin carving skills.

  3. That's pretty impressive indeed

  4. dang! you're so good at carving pumpkins!!!

  5. Thanks, Jeff.

  6. I know it's difficult to believe since I possess few marketable skills, but yep, I carved this one.

  7. grandmahenke says:

    That is really good! It may even be your very best one!

  8. Wow, ours have two triangle eyes and a zig-zag mouth! How did the kid's turn out?

  9. likeschocholate says:

    You have an amazing talent!


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