Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween FHE

Carving pumpkins has been a Halloween tradition for a long time.
See here, here, here and here.
(that's as far back as my blog goes, but the tradition goes back many more years)

So, for the family night before Halloween, we headed out to the local pumpkin patch to procure our pumpkins. . .

Nolan chose one just his size. . .

His father found one that looked like Medusa. . .

But once we'd discussed it, we discovered that no one was really that excited about the CARVING part. It's just so messy. . . and we weren't feeling it that night.

And so, it is with heavy heart that I announce a change. . .

Henceforth (unless Nolan changes our minds next year) we will hold an annual pumpkin patch visiting, caramel apple making (and Guitar Hero playing) Halloween event. . . And only those that really WANT to carve will carve.

Nick, Ben, Melissa, Mike & Tamera waiting for the caramel to set up

Kevin and Nolan playing Guitar Hero

Mike, Tamera & Melissa decorating their apples

& Vanessa enjoying the caramel and chocolate

The rest of us, will set our pumpkins on the front porch to smile in a much more natural way at all of the neighbors.


8 comments:

Mrs. Webster said...

Awww...you guys can't keep doing fun stuff without us!! Ha. We're carving pumpkins tonight! I'm thinking of painting again except I do love those pumpkin seeds!

Kalli Ko said...

How sad is it that in all my life I have not once, not never played guitar hero? I'll tell you, it's extra sad.

Stefanie said...

I like how Nolan is one of those pumpkins smiling on your front porch :)

mel said...

I'm with you on the carving, except for me it's too much pressure carving in a crowd.

Who's coming to visit from Grapevine and Wylie, TX? That's awful close to my old stomping grounds.

Megan said...

Yeah, I've been having trouble getting motivated to carve, too. We're supposed to finally tackle it tomorrow night. Nothing like waiting until the last moment, right?

Jules said...

I love those first two pictures of Nolan. He looks adorable!

Emily S. said...

Wish we lived closer. We'd SO crash that party... And yeah...ya have to be in the MOOD for the carving.

But I LOVE those Pumpkin Patch shots! :)

Tea Marie Photography said...

I need to steal those big sized for my scrapbook :)