Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pumpkin Carving and Painting

Not one that we grew in our garden, actually. We went to a pumpkin patch with a group from our church. We got to go out in the field and find our pumpkin and then we met up with our group to carve them. My criteria for a good pumpkin was one that had a good stem handle and that was small enough that the girls could carry it.

Here are Anna and Josie carving the pumpkin:

After we carved it I noticed that they had a bunch of paint at the next table over, so then we painted the pumpkin:
Very serious business: They kept painting for a long time. In the end most of the colors were all painted over with another color, too. He was a very colorful pumpkin.
As we were painting a storm was blowing in. It got quite blustery by the end and I rushed to get the girls in the car out of the flying debris and rain. The pumpkin had to wait until I could get back for him after the girls were safely in their seats in the van, so on top of the paint he got a good coating of dirt and straw that was flying around in the wind:

I thought he looked pretty fun, quite unique to our family and the interests of the girls.


Anonymous said...

Oh, that is very serious work. Glad you left the pumpkin and got those girls inside. It would have been funny to see them covered with pieces of straw. What a fun outing. Did the girls enjoy seeing a much bigger garden than theirs?
Grandma Jo

akamilby said...

Now that's a decorated pumpkin! You have artisyic children!