Sunday, October 30, 2011

2011 Pumpkin Carving Party

DSCF1629 Our annual Pumpkin Carving Party was a great success again!  Although the crowd was small, it was fun to gather together again with pumpkins and great food and conversation.  DSCF1630 The kids that attend get bigger and older, DSCF1615 but still enjoy the thrill of carving, not to mention the trampoline and pool table. DSCF1618   DSCF1619  DSCF1621 Gypsy Girl had to be tied out to prevent her from jumping all over folks and stealing their food.  DSCF1614 She was an angel the entire afternoon, just laying there and watching.  She didn’t whine or tug on the lead once.  But when we finally let her off, later in the day, she immediately stole a piece of pumpkin pie off of one of the kid’s plates (that he had just put down on the chair for a second!). 

The pumpkins were very scary this year, as the kids age.  DSCF1625 There was some unusually violent ones, a few traditional faces, DSCF1628 and a couple of downright STRANGE ones.  What imaginations!  No one used any patterns this year, just their brains!  I downloaded a bunch of unusual ideas on a sheet for viewing, then let them at it.  Even Steve carved one. DSCF1624 Max’s was one of the more violent ones, complete with a knife he had made a few years ago.  DSCF1626

All in all the weather was super, in the 70’s with little wind.  Lots of sun kept all jackets off and everyone seemed comfortable. DSCF1633 Hope you all have a happy, safe Halloween evening---oh, and don’t forget to watch a scary movie or two---my favorite being “Hocus Pocus!”

1 comment:

Joe said...

Those look like great times Sue! We had a carving party ourselves though it was only us we had a lot of laughs and good times so it's worth it. We can get pretty ambitious with designs via the Internet but when it's all said and done I think the things that come out of our own mind are the best...simple or not. Bless you my friend, have a great day!