Oct 25, 2011

Carving Jack o'lanterns

Last night was a fun, fall, family night.
Full of tradition.


Contrary to what I hoped, it wasn't going to work out for us this year to go to a local pumpkin patch.  But last night, I think the kiddos had just as much fun as we headed just around the corner to our local grocery store to pick out pumpkins.  After the pumpkins were picked, we headed home, covered the table with plastic {aka: grocery bags}, and got to work. 
Scraping out the "guts" of each pumpkin was really slimy lots of fun.

{Eew, yuck!}


When it came to carving time, my husband was the expert helper in that department.  And while he was busy helping each kiddo carve their pumpkin, I was busy in the kitchen.  I separated the pumpkin seeds from the "guts" and  used {this} recipe to make roasted pumpkin seeds.  {Yum!}  They turned out great! The kiddos enjoyed them as a special treat in their school lunches today too.


And ...this was the final result of all our hard work.
Aren't these jack o'lanterns so fun???
{Jack o'lantern inspiration found here.} 

I love holiday traditions!

2 comments:

Thrifty Mom in Boise said...

Those turned out great! Looks like a lot of fun.

Melissa said...

What cute pumpkins! I love your bookshelf, too...so creative! I hope you're all doing well.

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