Thursday, November 4, 2010

Pumpkin!

Guys, I'm so busy these days I don't even know how I have five minutes to upload these pictures and write a simple blog post.  Someday when I have time I'll write about everything I'm doing.

It was my job to carve the pumpkin this year, and my dad helped a little, like cutting off the top:






It had a really thick skin so we had a really hard time cutting it.  I was exhausted afterward!  Who knew that carving a pumpkin was so much work!


I found a really cute cyclops pumpkin template, and it didn't turn out too badly if I may say so myself:





Eventually we stuck it on our front porch and put a little votive candle inside to show the 15 kids in the neighborhood who trick or treat that we were open for business!





7 comments:

Leesa said...

OMG!! SOOOOOO CUTE!!!!

Love your cyclops pumpkin!!!!

Zhu said...

I'm slightly worried: where is your head? I see hands and feet but no head!!! :-)

I have never carved a pumpkin, lazy me. But I like the cyclop!

getyourselfconnected said...

That thing is SCARY!

I am so pleased you loved the book! Have a great weekend.

au soleil levant said...

Leesa - thanks!

Zhu - that's actually my dad carving the pumpkin, not me! I took pictures of him helping me. He just cut the top off and I did all the pattern cutting. Glad you like the cyclops!

GYSC - I guess it is a little creepy with the candle inside!

Barbara said...

Hi Mira,

I am glad to be catching up with you.
What a cool pumpkin!
I laugh about once, when I carved a pumpkin in France, and lit it up to show my in-laws how Halloween is celebrated.
I would do all types of experiences; make them taste pancakes & maple syrup or pumpkin pie( "spécial,le goût", saif FIL).

Have a nice weekend and I hope to see you again soon.

Monique said...

haha I love it! That is super cute. It was so hot here my pumpkin rotted before Halloween.... oh well.

And I always thought carving pumpkins was sooo laborious. Not the case this year. It went fast and clean-up was pretty easy too.

So fun :)

au soleil levant said...

Hi Barbara - I love introducing Frenchies to American traditions. Pumpkin pie grosses most of them out!

Monique - yeah, rub it in my face that it was easy to carve YOUR pumpkin :) Sorry it rotted, that's so lame!