Last night we carved pumpkins with the kids–
I found myself longing for the days of triangle eyes and silly smiles, as I taped on a Barbie shape and Mr. Pink taped on an Iron man shape.
Not that these shapes aren’t awesome–but, they are a LOT of work! My hand was cramping- and so was the Mr.’s. When did we get old? I told him half-heartedly across the table, “Guess we can’t have any more kids–because we won’t be able to carve their pumpkins!”
Anyway- the kids did a great job helping scoop out the guts– to which my precocious daughter asked if that was what they were really called….”um…no…it’s probably called meat or flesh…hmmm…I don’t know.” I am sure it won’t be the first time I don’t know the answer to something my kids ask. Thank goodness I have google!
Anway, here are some pictures from our evening…(which by the way I didn’t even have candles…because our house has converted to all electric melting type candles…Scentsy anyone?) I had to run to the nearest grocery store to pick some up. They only had the scented kind–but, it was good enough. It will give me a reason to go to Target and get a latte after I volunteer at my son’s school. 😉
I think the pumpkins turned out cute, and the kids loved them! I didn’t have the energy to carve mom and dad’s pumpkins this year– but–I did roast the pumpkin seeds- by just rinsing them, dousing them with butter and salt and baking them for 45 minutes on 300 – they were pretty good! ’til the dripping butter started a tiny fire in the oven…oops. Smoke detectors went off, and I remembered that baking soda puts out grease fires– it was a great reminder to the kids on what to do in case of a fire. It’s always good to practice your fire escape plan especially when you have little ones in your home!
Have a great day everyone–and doing something crafty! I hope to finish up the treat bags for the 2 classrooms and the teachers today–because I have to take them in tomorrow!!