Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Pumpkin Craze!

I get so excited for this time of year. A key feature is how excited I get about pumpkins. I love pumpkin bread, cookies, and decorating with pumpkins and the color orange. (ironically, I do NOT love pumpkin pie. How this can possibly be, I don't know, but I it is true. I even tried to love it again last Thanksgiving and I still don't love it...)

So naturally, I get excited about carving pumpkins. So excited in fact, that I inevitably get the urge too early in the season. Last year, we carved pumpkins about the first week in October, and they were oozing down the driveway by the time the trick-or-treaters came rolling around (its true, there are stains on my old roommates drive way- oops!) So this year, I thought I was reigning in the urges. September came around and the pumpkins started showing up in the grocery stores, and I started to get excited, but I told myself that I still had a LONG while before I needed to start planning that activity. The first weekend of October came, and I still refrained. So by the third weekend, I thought we were in the clear! These beauties became our doorstep display..


The quality Jack-o-lantern would be Bobby's artwork. The Spider randomly turned red would be mine. I decided since it wasn't a large pumpkin, not to clean it out and just do the cool surface carving. Turns out, that when you buy a "pie" pumpkin, it doesn't have that cool orange/white contrast. So I had an ugly orange/orange mess. So we improvised and I added red food coloring, and well.. you've seen the result of that!

Unfortunately, the sad ending to this story, is that week three is still too soon... It was very sad. Bobby's pumpkin turned into a squishy mess, and to prevent an oozing replay of last year and stains on our doorstep, it has passed on to the trash can. Next year, I think I'm banned from pumpkin carving until the week of Halloween!

Happy Halloween!!

8 comments:

Annacondalisa said...

Check out our post "How to Carve" HARI & LINC had so much fun!! Loves, AGLH

jeanie said...

I love the pumpkins, the red spider is awesome! I am going to have to try that surface carving next year...

katie said...

they look great! and if they didn't, at least you carved them. we opted to let the girls paint our one pumpkin with tempera paint, which is clearly not meant for pumpkin-painting. . .

Adam, Jaci, & Grant said...

Hello fabulous pumpkin creators! Amazing job! I am totally going to stalk you now that I know you have a blog. How are you anyway?

MeganandNathan said...

You are quite the little Halloweener! I need to see some pictures of you in your Rainbow Bright costume. I am sorry that I wasn't at work to walk with you in the costume judging parade! I was thinking about you though and wishing I was there!

tiffanie said...

Cool Pumpkins!! Lets hangout. I am going to add your link to my blog- k?

Anonymous said...

Ok, maybe I can get this comment to go thru... I just can't remember what password I used the last time.... but I'm LOVIN' your blogs! Thanks. Mom

Annacondalisa said...

WAIT, you were Rainbow Bright for Halloween & you didn't blog that? LOL, totally post some pix of that costume if you have them. Loves!!