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. The kids that attend get bigger and older, but still enjoy the thrill of carving, not to mention the trampoline and pool table. Gypsy Girl had to be tied out to prevent her from jumping all over folks and stealing their food. 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. There was some unusually violent ones, a few traditional faces, 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. Max’s was one of the more violent ones, complete with a knife he had made a few years ago.
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. 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!”