As promised, here are our pumpkin carving pictures. This first one is a picture of all 3 of the boys during the pumpkin carving process...I think I ended up with more pumpkin guts on me than on the floor! We covered the floor with a few layers of newsprint paper first, then let the boys go nuts! From the left is Markus, the youngest at 3 years old, then Robert, almost 5 years old, is sitting with his back to the camera, and Alexander, the toothless 6 year old!
Here is Alexander (AJ for short) showing off his newly toothless grin. He only lost that tooth about an hour before we started carving...his first lost tooth!!! He was having trouble at the dinner table, eating his noodles with his kind of loose tooth...I jokingly told him that if he's having so much trouble eating, he should just pull it out. Well, he couldn't get a good grip on it, so my husband asked if AJ wanted him to pull it...AJ just sat there and let him pull it!! Said it didn't hurt!
Drum roll please.....Here are the finished products!!! From the left, AJ's pumpkin, Markus's, Robbie's and Daddy's kitty. AJ did his entire pumpkin by himself, and he loves the huge nose he put on it. Markus drew his on with a crayon then I cut it out for him. Robert drew on the mouth for me to cut out, then he did the nose and mouth pretty much by himself, with just a little help. Daddy made his with a template from one of those carving kit books you can buy...he loves cats! I didn't get a pumpkin of my own, I just helped with the boys' pumpkins and then cooked all the seeds...We love pumpkin seeds!!!
I'll post again sometime soon with pic of the boys in their costumes...
Have a happy day!!!