Monday, November 2, 2009

Grins and Grimaces

Remember those giant pumpkins we got for dirt cheap? Well, they had just been sitting around our house as un-animated decorations. With Brad's crazy schedule, it had been extremely difficult to plan our Annual Pumpkin Carving Ceremony, this year. We finally managed to squeeze in the oh-so-important fall tradition on Halloween day. Thank goodness. I was beginning to get nervous!

With the second appearance of our helpful Pumpkin Super Scooper, Brad and I each created our very own masterpieces. (Also, the second appearance of the now-traditional eat-the-pumpkin-goop-from-the-super-scooper-picture. Nice.) While I sought his opinion regarding eye shapes and teeth placement, Brad refused let me see even a glimpse of his design until it was fully complete.



And now you can see why. Since he was doing his own jack-o-lantern this year, he decided to make it spooky, creepy, and "not wimpy." Obviously, his pumpkin didn't like being stabbed in the head, hence the grimace. He was very proud of his handiwork. (I believe he used his own portrait as the inspiration.)



Boy, mine sure is cute and cuddly. Such a sweet little thing to see glowing in our home. However, I guess boys will be boys. I never anticipated that the Pumpkin Carving Ceremony would exhibit our true gender differences, but alas, we are indeed much different at heart... (By the way, notice, in the previous picture, which pumpkin Chester prefers. Ahem.)



Even though the ceremony was last-minute, that didn't meant that we neglected the important things, like self portraits of us using the camera timer! Who knew we were such great artists??


PS. Notice how much shorter I really am than my husband. In nearly every other picture of us together, I'm unconsciously standing as high as I can on my tippiest tip toes to diminish the height difference. However, with the combination of the running to grab the pumpkin and get into position in under 10 seconds, and the weight of that ginormous pumpkin, I stood flat-footed. Wow. Maybe our friends realized how much taller he is (notice, that he's taller, not that I'm shorter), but I never see us next to each other except in pictures in which I'm on my toes. Honestly, how do we even kiss each other??

Anyway, tell me all about your own Pumpkin Carving Ceremonies! Did you get super creative? Did you go for happy or scary? Did you stand on your toes for the picture? I'm dying to know...

7 comments:

Bryan said...

The real reason Chester prefers your pumpkin is because you used a candy-corn scented candle in yours.

I can't believe you actually have a tool to scrape out the junk.

Sounds like it was kinda fun anyway...

Erin Howell said...

Happy Halloween!!! I love the pumpkins. :) miss you guys and sharing our fall festivities together. guess we will have to make up for it in December.

steph said...

your pumpkins are huge! and you are super short. i remember all that toe standing in chicago! embrace the shortness, remember your not short, your fun-sized!

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

That last picture is too cute! :)

Sarah said...

Your pumpkin was definitively the cutest! And the most symmetrical. :)

Kristen said...

Cute! Jeremy and I carved ours on Halloween itself, too. I don't have the pictures on the computer yet, but his was an outline of a house with smoke curling out of the chimney and lit up windows and a door. And a "J&K" carved onto it also. He won't admit he's good at that kind of stuff, but he is! And mine was a teapot. =)

dad said...

You two are a couple of budding artists, but don't give up your daytime jobs just yet...

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