Thursday, October 29, 2009

Theme Thursday


The theme for this Thursday is Halloween.  Check out other Theme Thursday posts here

Last night was once again a time to do something together as a family.  We carved pumpkins.  Because of martial arts, we had dinner at 7.  Then 2 of the kids had to finish homework that was started before martial arts.  So it was getting late by the time we started the pumpkins.

We bought the pumpkins from the kids down the street.  They had planted a pumpkin patch at their grandparents farm and tended it all summer.  Two of the kids were with me.  They took the last two "extra large" pumpkins for sale.  So they got one of the "large" ones for their big brother.
Time to start carving.  Big brother doesn't want to participate because the pumpkin his little brothers picked out was smaller than theirs.  Obviously, they did this out of disrespect for their elder brother!  Whine, whine, bitch, bitch, we get past it.
Then there are spats over who gets the knife first, no one wants to stick his hand in the goo inside the pumpkin, who gets to put which candle in his pumpkin, etc.
Right now all I can remember from the night is the complaining.  But I did get some good pictures.  If a few years we'll think we had a great evening carving pumpkins together as a family.

15 comments:

Wings said...

Remember the good, right? Cute pics!

tori said...

LOL! yes, they will remember the good, and us "old" people will forget everything any ways!

Brian Miller said...

what cool pumpkins...like the one with the body! the block head up top is cute too....great you did it as a family...complaining aside. smiles. happy tt!

McGillicutty said...

I know.. if only we could get it into the heads of the younger parents...don't even try to have fun with your kids, it sucks!!!
Leave the kids with a relative, carve pumpkins with friends over some wine...that's the answer!!! good pics though. :)

Jasmine said...

Great pumpkins. We used to use turnips...

rxBambi said...

I'm gonna have to go with McGilly on this one. Bitch bitch moan moan. I'm glad we're not doing that anymore. Maybe if I get drunk tonight I'll carve.
FYI: my wv is latted, I think that means I need to be latted, as with a latte

Ronda Laveen said...

Just sounds like every family event I can remeber. Perfect! I laughed so hard as the evening unfolded.

Betsy said...

very nice....love the carved pumpkins!

otin said...

That skeletal pumpkin is one of the best pumpkin carvings that I have seen! It is like a snowman!

California Girl said...

My best memories are of just this, carving pumpkins, decorating, trick or treating. You will only remember the happy times and cherish them, I promise.

California Girl said...

My best memories are of just this, carving pumpkins, decorating, trick or treating. You will only remember the happy times and cherish them, I promise.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

LOL! Hopefully only the good parts will be remembered. The skelaton pumpkin is fabulous!

The Silver Fox said...

"no one want[ed] to stick his hand in the goo inside the pumpkin?" No? Are they real kids? When I was a spud, I loved doing gross stuff like that!

keithsramblings said...

And now for pumpkin pie!

Boomka said...

Holy spooky pumpkin! That is amazing its like half a spooky snowman! Such a good job. I carved a pumpkin for the first time in my life this year. (Yea I don't know what I was doing for the last 26 years either) but it was great. Granted I was using a steak knife and a ladle, but still it was fun. I did not scoop enough though. Gotta remember that for next year! You give me something to strive for!