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Monday, October 18, 2010

Decorating Pumpkins

We were the lucky recipients of 8 pumpkins this year from my parents' garden.  We had a great time decorating them last night!  The girls drew their designs onto the front of the pumpkin and their Daddy did the actual carving. 

 Jeff making the initial cut on top.

Heather pulling out seeds (notice the slight grimace - it was slimy!)

Julie rather enjoyed putting her hands into the slime and pulling out seeds.  She said, "it's all part of the experience!"  Wonder where she's heard that before...

They were surprised at how many seeds were inside the pumpkin.

This was Julie's rendition of our cat Digsy drawn onto her pumpkin.

Heather drew our family on her pumpkin - "we're all chihuahuas Mommy!" (giggle, giggle)

We carved only two pumpkins and drew on the rest.

The entire Pardoe pumpkin family. 

The best part of the evening though was after we were done with the pumpkins.  We turned off the patio lights and sat together on the patio swing and enjoyed the soft glow of the pumpkins.  The night air was cool, so we snuggled together and just enjoyed the evening for a bit.

I plan to roast the seeds today, so hopefully I can post about those very soon!  

All my best to you this Monday morning!

Scripture Reading for today, October 18, 2010:  Job 1-5


Jen T said...

How fun!! I love family time like that & the designs are perfect! Jen

Erin MacPherson said...

Hey! I love your pumpkins! I'm going to have to do these with my kids... we also got SEVERAL pumpkin's from my parent's garden so I have them all ready to carve. Ooooh... and roasted pumpkin seeds after would be fun, too.

Susan said...

Hi Jen T and Erin,
Thank you! We had a lot of fun doing the pumpkins together. :) Fall is so much fun!

Rachel @ The Cupcake Sprinkles In Life said...

We just did this tonight... I love to see what they come up with! :)

I love. the family portrail a'la chihuaua