Friday, October 30, 2009

Bwahhhaaahaaa!!!! Happy Halloween

Quote of the day:

Ella asks me, "Is it Halloween today, Mom?"
"Yep. Today is Halloween." I confirm with her.
Next she pops out, "But where's the Easter bunny, Mom?"
I say, "Uh.... Today is Halloween. It's not Easter."
"But we need the EGGS, Mom!"

Apparently, I am not doing my job right. We still have some work to do.



Our trip to the local pumpkin patch...

Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere, as far as the eye can see.


Hmm?? Where should we begin our search?
So many pumpkins so little time.


Wait! I think we'd better go to the pumpkin pyramid!!


OH MY!! I don't think I can handle that many pumpkins, Wyatt!
I can't possibly eat THAT much pumpkin pie!!
I think I'm gonna turn orange.

(PS. I did not coach these pictures. My kids are just nuts.)

I'd just rather play with a spider instead!!


Mom's training me early you see...


LATER.....

Staring into the scary mass of pumpkin innards Ella looks contemplative.


And after gutting the gourds, Wyatt stirs the pumpkin brains into a pulpy mash.


Then with careful planning they were transformed by a steady hand!
And Voila!!


As night fell we put flames inside these empty hulls to make glowing MONSTERS!! (Wyatt carved the jack-0-lantern on the left all by himself! Much to my surprise.)


Then a picture with Dad is always fun.


Somehow, Mom just does not tickle us the right way for photos, but she was tired from the laborious surgery to transform the pumpkins in to Jack-o-Lanterns (excuses, excuses).


And finally, I hope you have....

23 Comments for OSL:

Sharkbytes said...

Very cool! Nice memories of pumpkins and kids.

Life Ramblings said...

great series of pics and those pumpkins are beautifully carved.

Happy Halloween! :)

Rural Rambler said...

Happy Halloween! Fun, fun, fun post!!

Melodie said...

Great pumpkins!Love the pictures,glad to see everyone is recovered and back to having fun!

Doris Sturm said...

Lovely post, Julia...great colors, goes well with your background on your blog...very festive! You guys did a wonderful job carving the pumpkins...Happy Halloween to you all!

Love ya,
Doris

Suzi said...

Awesome pictures. Love the captions at the pumpkin patch! Your kids are HAMS!

ga.farmwoman said...

The pictures are so good!
The pumpkin carvers did a great job and the pumpkin brain stirrer looks like he knows what he is doing.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween.

P.S. Did ya'll find the Halloween eggs??

Pam

Pricilla said...

That was a lot of pumpkins!

Your jack o lanterns were great!

Pricilla said...

ps - I don't do spiders which is why I didn't visit your last post

Kritter Keeper said...

those are awesome pics! we don't have pumpkin places like that...you are lucky!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Oh lordy...Ella and the Eggs...

Hmm. Wonder what she had in mind, dyeing them orange or just WHAT???


About fell off my chair laughing at the picture of your kids with Party Pooper Mom...that's what you can go as to Halloween, Julia, the worn-out party pooper!!! lol

Aw just teasin' ya...but really, why are they always all smiles with dad and gloomy guts with mom??? You EARNED those smiles, darn it, and they're just givin' 'em away to dad!!! Argh!!!

P.S. Wyatt's pumpkin really turned out great!!!

The Mind of a Mom said...

Wow your pumpkins are very cool!
Happy Halloween

Eli's Lids said...

I love that pyramid!! That is amazing. What do you bet the center is rotten!?!?!

Ratty said...

Excellent pumpkin story. The pictures with the kids reactions perfectly fit with the story.

Lisa said...

You should have said, "Eggs are for Christmas, Silly."

Maricris Zen Mama said...

I've never carved a pumpkin before and I can but feel full admiration of your works! They are truly wonderful. Love it Julia! I hope your Halloween was great too. Ours was rained on but it was lovely in spite :)

blueviolet said...

That pumpkin pyramid rocks! So does Ella's squishy cheeked face!

Gosh darn, I loved this post!

Sharkbytes said...

Julia- You have earned a free ad for a month on My Quality Day for being a top commenter.

Yaya said...

I love that orange pyramid!!!!!!!!

Sara said...

Great pictures! The pyramid is amazing! Love the carvings. You did a great job!

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

Great pumpkin carvings, and that is the biggest pile of pumpkins I have ever seen!!!!

Raven said...

What awesome pumpkins! Your kids are adorable!

Mountain Woman of Red Pine Mountain said...

Oh, I loved this post and all the pictures of Wyatt and Ella and what a pumpkin patch you got to visit. It makes me miss having little goblins in the house.