I am wife to a magnificent man and mother to five wonderful children. Three of my children were born in the Northwest and two were born thousands of miles away in Liberia, West Africa. Birthplace is no matter, all of my children were born in my heart. This is our journey.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Pumpkin carving isn't for the faint of heart.

We aren't Halloween people at our house but we do enjoy fall. With the purchase of pumpkins from our pumpkin patch excursion we decided we should make it a family project. But of course to get a fun end result, you must begin by getting rid of the muck. (Spiritual analogy anyone?)

Lij was less than thrilled with this part of the process but he perservered none the less. I loved his expressions as he tried to clean out his gourd.

Bub on the other hand didn't mind the experience too much. He kind of enjoyed it actually. It was more of this is gross and so cool kind of a moment for him.

Lil is always prepared and was the only one that thought to put an apron on. Such a smart girl. Em's pumpkin looks like it has a serious goose egg over there.

Here is the finished product. Steve found some great templates online and the kids picked their favorites. It was a really fun project and the kids enjoyed roasting the seeds and have been eating them for a snack the last few days. Family, fun and food. Sounds like a pretty good recipe for memories, doesn't it?

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