Claire and Benjamin and I had a fun time carving pumpkins back in October. Well... Claire and I had fun. Let me clarify.
Here is Claire's sketch of her design. Seems ambitious.
Here is Benjamin showing his enthusiasm for the project.
Here is Claire doing the least-favorite task of the carving of the pumpkins.
As an aside, it's funny what kind of sensory experiences can jog various memories. As I was scooping the gunk from the other pumpkin I was struck by how warm it was. The pumpkins had been sitting on the porch outside for a couple of weeks. It must have been in the 70s, so it was all toasty inside. This reminded me of when we carved pumpkins last year after they had been sitting on the porch IN MAINE for a couple of weeks. I had to run my hand under warm water every few minutes just so I could continue. Those pumpkins were nearly frozen!
Here is Benjamin setting up a bowling game with our Star Wars characters. Ding! An idea!
"Mommy, I want to carve a Darth Maul pumpkin!"
And when he said "I" of course he meant, "I want YOU to carve a Darth Maul pumpkin."
I added an extra ingredient to increase the merriment!
Benjamin makes his own merriment.
(By the way, that's the window seat that will be getting the striped cushion. Theorectically.)
Finished Darth Maul.
Finished Halloween scene with bats, moon, witch riding a broom stick and picket fence. Claire did this all by herself! I guess I underestimated the challenge of the drawing!
Here is our dinner from Halloween. The kids just thought it was so much fun.
That's vampire-in-a-cup (chocolate painted on the inside of the cup and milk), a skeleton bone (chicken taquito), a witches broom (bread stick), bloody brew (salsa and cheese) and spider sauce (sour cream and ketchup).
I do have a couple of Thanksgiving pictures to share too. Maybe we'll get around to Christmas pictures sometime before Valentine's Day.