Saturday, October 30, 2010

Carving Pumpkins

It's that time of year again to carry on the tradition of carving pumpkins. So far every year we have done this, Tyler has not been a fan of helping in the process of gutting and carving the pumpkins. Every year he has pulled his hand away and avoided the situation. Although he does like looking at the end result. Which raises the question.

Why do we do this again?

I always think, well maybe this year he will like it. Maybe he will voluntarily put his hand in the pumpkin. Maybe he will play with the guts of the pumpkin. Just maybe.

If you don't give him the opportunity how will you ever know if he likes it or not. At least he is a good sport about it and tolerates it very well.

Tyler: "You are crazy if you think I am putting my hand in there."
"No mom, get it away"

"Seriously, get this off my tray."

The Final Product

4 comments:

Kristen said...

Cayman sends her sympathy to Tyler. She understands. The pumpkin's guts are not her thing either.

I am in awe over your Jack-o-lanterns. I love the faces. Simple yet so different and creative. I particularly love the squiggly smiley one. I turned the computer screen around to show Mike and he agreed, they're pretty awesome to which he added, "They're definitely better than mine." He had some trouble with his buckeye "O" this year. If you looked at the back of his pumpkin you will find his first attempt. :)

Lisa said...

WOW!!!

That pumpkin with the stitched up smile is amazing!

Diane said...

Thanks guys, I personally like the silly face one too. After I found the design, I was too scared to try it, so I have to give credit to Travis again for this one :)

Anonymous said...

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TD