Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pumpkin Carving

Last night when Joe got up he asked me if I wanted to do anything fun before he went to work that night.

I replied "Yes! I want to carve pumpkins!" Apparently he was thinking more along the lines of going to a movie.

Too bad. He asked, and that's what I wanted to do. So I went to the store and picked up a couple of pumpkins. I would have just gone out to my front porch and gotten the pumpkins that I usually keep out there, except they were stolen by some punk a few weeks ago. But I'm not bitter about it. I know, I need to get over it.

The downside of buying pumpkins two days before Halloween is that they are totally picked over and I had to practically get inside the huge box they were keeping them in at the store to pick some good ones.

This was my pumpkin. I always tend to choose tall ones.

The upside to buying pumpkins two days before Halloween is that all of the pumpkin carving utensils are 50% off. Score!
Getting ready to clean out my pumpkin
Pumpkin guts. My least favorite part of carving a pumpkin. Slimy. Yuck.

After tracing the pattern and poking the holes. The website I went to recommended this. It said it made it easier to carve. I have to admit, they were right!

The finished pumpkin

Here it is lit up. It is supposed to be the face of a Chinese dragon but I'm not sure it really looks like one to me.
What do you think?

Apparently carving pumpkins did not sound like a fun thing for Joe to do, because he fell asleep while I was carving mine! I had to wake him up to take these pictures. He had to get up and go to work anyway, okay?


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Next time I need to carve a pumpkin, I am calling you!!! It looks great....and I do think it looks like a Chinese Dragon!

I hope this one is staying indoors!!

Happy Halloween!


Kylie's momma said...

Ok waaaay COOL! What is this secret website! It turned out way more fun then our traditional jagged edge ones because we know no better :-) please do share!

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Polar Bear said...

Wow!! Awesome!!

Those are some fancy-smancy pumpkin carving tools!! :)

Someone stole your pumpkins ~ That's just wrong!

Have a wonderful Halloween!!

Jenna said...

Love it! I think it looks like Chinese Dragon. I like it a lot. I missed carving a pumpkin this year.

Happy Halloween! I can't wait to see your Halloween pictures!

Kristin said...

Awesome pumpkin!

Kayce said...

That is an awesome pumpkin! We tried to carve yesterday morning and we unfortunately couldn't find a pumpkin to save our lives at any store. ARGH!!

Liene said...

I can kind of see the dragon. maybe if it had some pointy ears on the side.

I love the cool carving tools. We didn't carve any since we weren't going to be home.