Thursday, November 05, 2009

The Best Pumpkin Carving.......

...Is the pumpkin carving where my only role is as the photographer.

I admitted to being a Halloween Dead-Beat Mom last week.  

I give you further proof in pictures and words:

I don't like carving pumpkins.  And never really have.

Good thing my husband doesn't mind because we had A LOT of pumpkins!






(Somehow I only got a photo of 3 of the 6 carved pumpkins.)

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32 comments:

Allison said...

Don't worry...you are not alone. I do not like to carve them either...too messy in my opinion! Great carving, though, by your hubby!

Scary Mommy said...

I never carve our pumpkins-- it just seems like so much work! And, your boys are so cute. All of them!

scrappysue said...

they're so orange!!! we only had one halloween while we lived in the states and my hubs really enjoyed the whole carving thing! more than the kids i think!

Tamara said...

I'm right up there with you on the dead beat halloween mom. I do not like Halloween at all! Some of our kids painted pumpkins instead of carving. The painting works better for the little ones.

Jen said...

Pumpkin carving is really a Daddy thing in our house too.

Michelle said...

Carving duties are my department and I LOVE IT! I have been carving pumpkins since I was a kid, did them as an adult before I had kids.

I love that you referred to yourself as a deadbeat. :)

Happy PSF!

Melissa said...

Looks good man.

Rhonda said...

I love how Jeff finished by himself! lol And it still warms my heart to have been able to hang with you both, even briefly!

Oh, and I was a lame-o halloween mom too. By the time I got around to trying to find some pumpkins they were long gone!! lol

Swirl Girl said...

All those little hands with knives and instruments of torture??? You are a brave one!!

Angela said...

Lucky you! I'm the carver in the family and have my jack-o-lantern in my PSF as well!

parentingBYdummies said...

As my pumpkin carving hatred and my lack of free time combined this year we all decided together (aka we coaxed the kids into believing) that instead of jack-o-lanterns this year they wanted a pumpkin patch. Meaning we stacked all of the uncarved pumpkins around our fake scarecrow and called it a day! I really need to throw them away already b/c every time we come in that door #2 asks me when we are gonna carve them. How about never, kiddo!

Frau said...

Pumpkin craving is a man's job....heehee sounds so 1950's. I alway hated doing it. Your pumpkins turned out very cool!

Emily said...

6 pumpkins...wow! That is a lot of carving. I'm totally not a carver either. I prefer to sit around and drink hot chocolate observing the work!

Jennifer said...

I don't like carving either. Way too nasty.

Susie said...

That looks like great fun!

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Whew...I'm so glad I'm not alone. I turned it over to Dad this year and made my son (14) do his own (even the yucky stuff). I took the pictures and got the candles.

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Awesome!

Cecily R said...

Uhhhh, we didn't even CARVE pumpkins this year. We painted some at the first of the month and then I used that as my excuse for not carving more later. I am SUCH a lame Halloween mom.

Your pumpkins turned out great!!

Chris said...

Pumpkins are smelly inside. I leave the cleaning to my wife, and I take the pictures. She's a good woman.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Gotta love it when dad is willing to do the dirty, er, slimy work!

ParentingPink said...

Great job carving all of those pumpkins! My husband usually helps our daughters carve them :-)

Justine said...

Ick. I think carving pumpkins is a giant pain in the ass and just gross. But, hubby and the kids did a great job!

Justine :o )

!!The Obnoxious SAHM!! said...

you know I haven't carved a pumpkin in EONS! I did it once and it was too messy, i just didn't have the heart to try again.

but Kudos to you! Looks great!

girlytwins said...

I dislike carving pumpkins. Such a mess and the gooey seeds inside just gross me out. I hope dear hubby takes on this role. This year we used Mr. Potato Head-ish things to make faces. LOL

latree said...

I'm so confuse to decide which one is the best. they are all great!

The imPerfect Housewife said...

OH honey, thank you for admitting that you don't like to carve the pumpkins!!!! I don't either and I always hated to admit it. I was lucky like you though and had a husband who DID - whew! Have a great weekend ~ ♥

Mark and Kiss said...

Cute pumpkins!!! (meaning jack-o-lanterns and children). I know I have said this before, but your children are so beautiful!!! I can say that about the boys too because they are still young, love every picture I see of them.

george said...

Hey that`s a real good pumpkin.I need that kind of pumpkins for halloween.I try hard evry year but i just end up failing
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george said...

Hey that`s a real good pumpkin.I need that kind of pumpkins for halloween.I try hard evry year but i just end up failing
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Tash said...

did you see any carved pumpkins on my long list of halloweenish pics..no! me too I still have an uncarved pumpkin on porch. I love pumpin seeds but I always procrastinate the carving
check out what my sisnlaw did to carve her pumpkins
http://monicaplyer.blogspot.com
they used a drill....how much easier/fun is that??

Michelle said...

I love it! I am also a pumpkin carving supervisor not carver. I hate it even though the kids love doing it and I love the final results.

Jenners said...

I was reminded this year that carving pumpkins is much harder than I remember. Yet I love the end result.