Whirlwind Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin carving is usually a big deal at our house. Everyone has a pumpkin, everyone carves one...until this year. Dave got home from work later than usual and the boys and I had already eaten dinner. The boys had already had a bath, in fact! As soon as Dave walked through the door, Hunter & Coop were all over him, "Can we carve pumpkins? You said we could carve pumpkins!"

I had just gotten done working out and was tired, sweaty, and in need of a shower, but Dave wearily looked up and smiled, "Yup! We're carvin' pumpkins tonight!"

Awww, what a great Daddy! So he wolfed down his dinner and the carving began. I didn't have enough newspaper, so I unrolled an old roll of wrapping paper and laid it out across the table. But Coop only wanted to draw on his pumpkin, not do anything else to it. He ran away screaming when Dave wanted him to help take the guts out. He found the tube from the wrapping paper and played with it the whole time - never came back over to the table. So Daddy did Coop's pumpkin.

Hunter drew an awesome face on his pumpkin. We cut the top off and Hunter got some guts out, but had to go wash his hands about every other minute (that look on his face says it all), so I finally took over.
I look so gross in this pic, but Coop looks so hilarious I just had to put it in...
Daddy and Mommy were then too tired to do our own pumpkins, so we quickly went outside, lit them up, took a couple of pictures and that was it. It seemed like a whirlwind and since not everyone participated, it wasn't even that much fun. But we did it. Maybe next year will be better! :)


Julaine said...

Oh Ali, you don't look horrible in that pic and I loved your story. I just had to laugh. Isn't that just life? We have this storybook perfect picture in our head about how something is going to happen....then reality just kinda takes over and sometimes we just muddle through without the 'perfect story book' memory making scenario we had envisioned!
In this house events like that usually end in at least one of the kids puking or getting in a big fight! lol

Katy said...

Isn't that just the way things go sometimes, but hey we gotta do what we gotta do! I miss you woman!! :) Coop is a crack up! He looks like a rocker in that pic, adn you do no look gross, you never look gross!