Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Orange You Glad it's Halloween?

**Warning*** this post contains a lot of Orange. Read at your own risk!
On Monday night we had the missionaries from church come over and help us carve our pumpkins. Of coarse we got the missionaries their own pumpkins too. Neither of them had ever carved a pumpkin before. Can you believe that! I have not carved a pumpkin in five years. We were way over do for some pumpkin carving.
Here is our loot. The big tall pumpkin is rotten. You can see the big rotten spots on the bottom. We all made mental notes not to ever buy a rotten pumpkin again, even if it is at a discounted price, they stink. They stink like rotten pumpkin. Imagine that. But that didn't stop the missionaries. They just dug right in and got all sorts of messy. Little Cowpoke wanted to help. He was all about putting his hand in the pumpkin. Then there was his big brother. Big Cowpoke picked out this tiny pumpkin. And he was terrified to put his had inside that pumpkin to take out the innards. He didn't like the slimy and gooey insides. He used a spoon to clean out his pumpkin. He did not mind to pose with the goop. He just didn't want to touch it. I think it's so funny that Big Cowpoke will pick up nasty toads and frogs, but he won't touch pumpkin innards.
Here are the master minds behind all the creativity. Cowpokette got in on some of the rotten pumpkin action. She thought she was big stuff. She was trying to pose with her spoon and the huge pumpkin. She is such a ham. I love that cheesy grin. I wonder who she gets it from?No, not him. Not Mr. Cowboy! Oh, and Mr. Cowboy did a work of art, that took forever for him to carve. He even got out some dental floss to try and cut the small parts. Oh dear. He said the only reason he did that design was because we all told him it was impossible. He did his entire pumpkin with dental floss and a steak knife. I told you nothing stops this man, not even washing rocks by hand!!
Here are our works of art. The big tall pumpkin had the rotten part removed and we put some construction paper over the hole. The pumpkins look much nicer all lit up. Spooky!! The two little pumpkins were Big and Little Cowpoke's. Big Cowpoke's pumpkins had really cool eyes. He designed them him self. Then finally at 9:45, Mr. Cowboy finished his master piece.
Can you tell what it is? If not, it's a spooky tree with three bats flying overhead. Mr. Cowboy was so impressed with his mad pumpkin carving skills. I am more of a traditional gal. This one here was mine. That pumpkin was Swamp Thang! I loved its horns. Very creative. Little Cowpoke's pumpkin was simple and beautiful. He was very excited about it. And now for the final photo. Happy Halloween!!!!

15 comments:

Da Mouse said...

Cool! I love Mr. Cowboy's pumpkin, even though I couldn't see it until after you explained it. It was kind of like those eye posters, after you get the answer, then you can see it. And I'm very impressed with Little Cowpoke's pumpkin. Actually, they all look great!

Wendy said...

Awww.. Those came out good! They look great all lit up.

We did a couple of them Sunday. They are all ugly and wilty already though.

Tj and Mark said...

I am inspired. Great carving and it looks like you all had fun. I am a traditionalist like little cowpoke. My daughter is like Mr. Cowboy and she does intricate designs. Kudos to your guy, I totally could see it and I liked the tree, the bats are spooky! Did Mr. Cowboy have a pattern or was it freehand?

Jenn said...

I love the pictures of them all lit, very nice !

Rambling Woods said...

This is a wonderful way for me to share in Halloween since I don't have any little ones around..Great post and have a very Happy Halloween Andrea and family..

Danielle Michelle said...

Very cool! This is the only time of year I wish I lived in town so I could carve pumpkins so people could see them!

You have artistic little monsters in your house!

Laura said...

Awesome fun!!! That looks like so much work. You're WAY better than me.

Carolina girl said...

Holy cow! Your pumpkins turned out great! I love the picture of them all lit up together.

Callie said...

Looks like fun! Looks like little cowpokette could fit inside one of those pumpkins! Great Jack O Laterns!

The Wades said...

They're so great!!! And just so you know, we would have GIVEN you the rotten pumpkin! :) We're that nice of a pumpkin stand.

Fun times.

The Wades said...

Oh, and let your husband know that I'm very impressed and could totally tell what it was.

Carroll Farm said...

SO, LDS I assume? Us too. Small World! I am sure that the missionaries truly enjoyed it!! Way to go! We don't even do pumkins. It is still in the 90's and they would give out in a day or so, plus only 1 neighbor would see them - except for the pictures that I would post of course.
Happy Halloween!

Sheldon Jen & Ryanne said...

Your pumpkins are AWESOME! I LOVE carving pumpkins! SO MUCH FUN!

Amanda said...

They look so cool! You must have sucked all our pumpkin mojo, because we just have no desire to do them this year. In fact, I'm going to cook ours all up tomorrow, before Halloween even gets here. I'm glad the mishes got to have their first pumpkin experience. Good stuff!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I'm amazed that those guys kept their white shirts so clean. We always end up covered in pumpkin goo. :D
Wow. I've always wanted to learn how to carve detailed designs on pumpkins besides just the typical faces.
That tree with bats is really awesome!

But yours is my favorite!

We carved our pumpkins today, too.

Happy Halloween!