Tuesday, October 22, 2013

All Carved Up & a Weird Tale of Pumpkin Madness...


Fall has fallen!  We've had mid to high 60's, leaves are falling...I love it.


We had our Hocus Pocus pumpkin carving party last week, as planned.  We love that movie.  Do any of ya'll have Halloween movie traditions?  


Thing 1 is actually going to dress up as Sarah Sanderson (Sarah Jessica Parker's character) for a Halloween party this year.  I need to find time to finish her skirt sometime this week...sigh.


After an amazing dinner (thanks to my wonderful husband...I'll have to see if I can get him to do a tutorial for the squash soup and cranberry-turkey melts) it was time for the carving.  

Our house, as most of you know, is cozy.  We like it that way.  But it does pose problems when we are trying to accommodate 7 people (our five, plus Thing 3's boyfriend and Thing 1's best friend) carving pumpkins.  This year we spread out a table cloth and a few garbage bags  on the floor & went to town.  It actually worked.  Mess was minimal, everyone had plenty of room & the only things skewered were pumpkins-- which we count as a successful carving!



The pumpkins were guts full but seed less, or nearly enough to make gathering up seeds for baking & eating too much trouble.  I'm bummed.  I was looking forward to more of those brown sugar ones we made last year.  



And now for the pumpkin tour.  Beware, its not for the faint of heart...


My Franken-pumpkin...


Jeremy's happy jack.

Aaaannnndddd that's it for the normal pumpkins....

The Things, Blondie & Stretch conspired to create a grim scenario explaining their pumpkin designs.  Keep in mind that they range in age from nearly 16 to 21-- so, you know, there's that.  And its Halloween, so a certain amount of gore is to be expected, right?



The above carving is Thing 2's.  His pumpkin is a former gang member and escaped convict who...


...shot Thing 1's pumpkin in the back of the head for ratting him out.  Actually, her pumpkin was thin at the back and when she cut the top it tore (which you can tell if you look through its right eye).  So this was her solution.  And yes, its choking up its guts.  Cos it was shot by Thing 2's pumpkin, see...Jeremy & I think it looks like a South Park character, but I digress...


Blondie's pumpkin (Thing 1's best friend) witnessed the whole thing and was horrified.  He became violently ill, which explains his haunted expression and grayish pallor...


Whilst Thing 3 & Stretch's pumpkin chortled in wicked glee at the whole thing.  He is plotting to take over the murderous gang while Thing 2's pumpkin is back in the big house on the murder wrap...

Told you it wasn't normal.  

I promise, they are all good kids...


...and the pumpkins look sweet on the porch, after all~*


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