Pumpkin Pulp Everywhere

It's going to be a picture kind of week. Yikes, I can imagine what Christmas season's going to look like in the blogosphere!

We did our annual pumpkin carving Sunday. DQ found a book with patterns that she and Hubby tried. K got in on the cutting act, last year she just wanted to dive head first into any open pumpkin.

She's very precise
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The lawn was spread with pumpkin guts. Hubby was blasted this morning for washing those towels below with everyday laundry. Picture pumpkin pulp and seeds stuck to all the clothes in the dryer. He's been banned from washing anyone else's stuff but towels and his own. He loves to mix things like bathroom rugs and my black clothes too....GRR.
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K had a little help from dad.
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This is a pirate skeleton from the pattern book...when lit up it looks proper. She also made an "I heart Dance" pumpkin at a friend's bday party.
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My Boy with the child-eating pumpkin.
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Hubby's cool spider web. He said it felt like it took him 3 hours to complete.
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All aglow.
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Bummed about the seeds, I usually save them, season, and toast them later. But, Hubby 'forgot' and dumped them all into the dirtiest bucket he could find in the backyard. I could wash them, but he's saving them to plant for next year. I'll get another pumpkin just for me.

Just one thing about pumpkins that are carved, our porch is now a gnat-breeding ground. No one is allowed to open the front door! ;)

Another bummer...forecast for rain Friday.

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  1. Rachel said...

    LOL --- I would have KILLED my hubby for that!

    And . . of course, then he wouldn't have gotten killed again for throwing out the pumpkin seeds (mmm, I love me some pumpkin seeds).

    Sorry you're (I mean your porch you know . . . not LITERALLY you) a gnat-breeding ground. Those are some NASTY boogers!

    And . . . .I'm out.

    Following In My Shoes

  2. Amanda said...

    We didn't get to carve our pumpkins yet, and the squirrels have eaten chunks out of them. I was saving the carving for last minute because of the gnat issue.

  3. AmyG said...

    They look great!

  4. Weaselmomma said...

    cool pumpkins.

  5. Tracey said...

    VERY COOL! GREAT JOB! I LOVE THE SPIDER!

  6. Brittany said...

    They look awesome! I am so glad I still have another year...I hope...until the boys get into pumpkin carving, so I can get away with my cool tin pumpkins on the porch for another year...but I dread the forth coming gnat years:)

  7. Terri said...

    love your pumpkins. I just did a post about ours Saturday, we had some much fun but it's so much work!

  8. georgie said...

    GREAT pumpkin pix! we just did our pumpkins too...as soon as i get some tea lights I will post pics...I drilled holes all over mine cant wait to see what it looks like lit up

  9. Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

    They look great! I've been able to avoid the carving/gnat/bugs mess here in Florica since Peanut is still 4. I think next year we may have to do it...

  10. Erin Tales said...

    Everyone did awesome with their pumpkins. We'll be carving any day now.

  11. Jen said...

    Yea, our pumpkins were covered in gnats, flies and bees yesterday. Gross!

    I seriously want you to post tips on your camera and getting your gorgeous pictures!!!

  12. Ranch Girl said...

    We haven't even gotten any pumpkins yet! We did have a few grow in the backyard (volunteer plants, not intentionally planted), but those pumpkins are rotten now (and thank goodness our gnat breeding ground is waaaay out in the backyard. Your pumpkins look great!

  13. Linda S said...

    Great pumpkins...Always so much fun...where is your pumpkin? Stuck in therapy?

  14. The White Family said...

    Awww, those are great!! We have yet to do our pumpkin and I feel so slack!! Our weather here has been so HOT! I'm talking 80 degree or higher days so they will shrivil up if we do them too soon. Tonight might be a good night so we'll see. Your kids did a FANTASTIC job! Love their ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Jo-Jo said...

    Great jacks! I haven't been able to get to my which has been a bummer...maybe I will get my butt off the computer and go do that now!

  16. Tara R. said...

    Those pumpkins are awesome!
    Are you sure Hubs didn't wash the towels like tat JUST to get out of laundry duty? Hmmm?

  17. April said...

    fun! i'm going to take the boys to our local pumpkin patch this afternoon for some fall fun :-) we went once before but only for pictures... still need to get those pumpkins!

  18. Tiffany said...

    I think I'm going to carve mine tomorrow. And how do you cook the seeds? I've never had them before but would like to try them.

  19. Rachel and Jacob said...

    aw what a comforting post. how fun to see the creativity of your fam.

  20. jenn said...

    They all look great! Everyone did an amazing job.

  21. Brooks said...

    great pumpkins! looks like you all had a blast!!

  22. Jamey said...

    oh I love the lighted pumkin pic! Oh my I would cry if Hubby threw out my pumpkin seeds! I LOVE the seeds and love this time of year when I get them!

  23. Jill said...

    Oh I so do love the pumpkin photos. I can't begin to tell you how remotely jealous I am.... I love Halloween and carving pumpkins. How fun!

  24. Dave Q. said...

    Great pics! I, to this day, have never carved a pumpkin. I really need to get on that. :)

  25. Jesica said...

    Wow, those pumpkins are AWESOME! I still have to go get some. Great idea to carve them outside though. I'm going to copy you on that one, it's supposed to be nice out this week.

  26. Shannon said...

    They all look great! Really like seeing them all lit up...

    We didn't carve any this year... I took the lazy route and had the girls just paint theirs!

    Hope the rain holds off... or maybe comes early and has stopped long before trick-or-treat time!


    And my hubby is banned from doing my laundry, too...

  27. Krystyn said...

    I'm wanting some seeds too for roasting, but didn't buy a pumpkin!

    Your pumpkins are awesome.

    Hubby would have done the same thing and washed it all together.

  28. thestaabfamily said...

    Great pumpkins. Can you believe I still haven't been to the pumpkin patch this season. Instead I've had to carve a couple of fake ones. This weekend. Then I'll learn how to toast the seeds too.

  29. Ms. Bar B: said...

    Wow, pretty spooktacular!

  30. Tiaras and Tantrums said...

    awesome pumpkin carvings!!

  31. ciara said...

    i'm thinking your hubby & mine would get along just fine considering he washes showboat's laundry and his w/o ever getting the grass, sunflower seeds, and whatever else off of them BEFORE putting them in there. i'm sick of digging out twigs and shells from washer/dryer.

    we went up to railtown to ride the steam train & the kids got free pumpkins to either paint there or take home to paint or carve. they chose to paint there...oh, yeah! no carving! no mess! woohoo! LOL

    p.s. your kids (and hubby, too) did a great job on the pumpkins :)

  32. Sarah said...

    Tuck picked the pirate too! Although Molly will correct you and tell you that "it's the Jolly Roger!" I wanted to do the spider bu the pumpkin was too small. Instead Munch got the howling wolves carved by your truly and Daddy is doing Mo's cat tonite! I won't tell you that I got my seeds and stewed guts for pie and gobs. That would just be cruel ::crunch, crunch::

  33. Tiaras and Tantrums said...

    love the pumpkin carvings!!

  34. Rebecca a.k.a. Mum said...

    Love em all, they did a great job on them!! We do carvings sometimes, but not every year.

    None this year I dont think, unless hubbys brings one home this week??

  35. Deb DiSalvo said...

    Those are fantastic!!!!

  36. JLT6907 said...

    Those are awesome pumpkins! I'm actually getting ready to upload my pics from Sunday for my Tackle It post!

  37. La Mom said...

    Consider yourself lucky. At least you have a front porch to display your beautiful pumkins. If I left pumkins in front of our apartment door in Paris they would probably get stolen!
    Bisous from La Mom in Paris

  38. Merrie said...

    I love me some pumpkin seeds. And I love all the carvings! I also loved seeing K in the same pants that N has. :) Happy Halloween!

  39. siteseer said...

    my hubby refuses to listen too. Just last night he added water to the simple spaghetti sauce and I thought it tasted a little watery. When I mentioned "did you add water to keep it from sticking?" "NO I added a little water to empty the jar completely." HMMM using this thinking should I add water to the gas can to get all the gas out? Come on...just do as I ask - no adapting please. I feel better....this therapy thing just might catch on.

  40. ali said...

    Those pumpkins look great! And I agree with Tara--I think your hubby may be onto something:)

  41. Kristy said...

    Wow...looks like you guys had fun...we have yet to carve our pumpkins here...Although I did rip into one of them because i had a taste for pumpkin seeds...but I threw it out when I was done...it was a dud anyways!

  42. Elaine said...

    I'm just now catching up on all my reading. Great photos for the last three posts... Party looked like fun...Pumpkins look great, fab weekly winners.

    I really enjoy your blog.

  43. Amy said...

    Wow! I wish we could sit outside in shorts and t-shirts and carve pumpkins! It's too darn cold here!

    The pumpkins look great. Definitely better than ours!

  44. Allison said...

    Those pumpkins look awesome lit up! I really want to carve pumpkins, but just can't get in the mood to do it.

  45. Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

    Awesome pumpkins!

  46. Jen said...

    Cool pumpkins - my favorite is the child eating pumpkin. We'll probably carve the the night before - I like pumpkins before/after...it's the in-between stuff I don't care for.

  47. Jenni Jiggety said...

    Wow! Your pumpkins rock!!!

  48. Marla said...

    typical you... great photos... hope you don't end up with pumpkins all over your yard next summer... have you read that book too many pumpkins? that is the first thing i thought :) I'm trying out the linky thing... stop by if you are up for it...

  49. QuirkyLoon said...

    Wow those are some awesome pumpkins! The spider one really rocks.

    Your blog is so fun! You and your family look so good together!

    Thanks for sharing with us.

  50. Felicia said...

    These are wonderful pictures! What talented kids you have!

    Go Graham Go!

  51. Tamara said...

    How cool! Makes me wish we celebrated Halloween in South Africa just for the pumpkin-carving ;-)

  52. Dee said...

    Oh these are GREAT!!! Ya'll are so creative!

    AND..I gave you an award..go check out my blog..

  53. Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

    Must have been the pumpkin carving weekend. Great pictures! It was neat how you took the kids picture with their pumpkin. The pirate was awesome.

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