We haven’t always carved/decorated pumpkins. When my kids were little I was overly concerned about the evil origins of everything. But when Mittu and Jason wanted to try it a few years ago, I decided that decorated pumpkins were far removed from any evil origins, and it has been an annual activity ever since. We got together to do so last Saturday.
Jim bought the pumpkins ahead of time and then arranged them in a little pumpkin patch at the back of the yard for Timothy to “find” and gather.
After Mittu made grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup, we got to work.
Timothy, of course, can’t carve yet, so he painted his. Mittu joined him so he wouldn’t feel like the odd one out.
I used a heart design, but it fell apart right at the end because I had gotten a couple of places a little too thin. But Jim mended my broken heart. With toothpicks. 😀
Jim usually does a political design. Can you guess who this is?
Most of us used designs we found online, but Jason created his own.
Mittu’s painted Batman pumpkin.
Jesse went a little more spooky that we usually do. One of the lights I picked up changed colors, making this seem even more ghoulish.
Timothy checking out the finished products. He was quite intrigued.
But of course the best thing to do with pumpkins is to eat them in a pie. 🙂
Mittu had made a pumpkin pie with chocolate chips and I made gluten-free sugar cookies in leaf shapes and pumpkin spice cookies (both from mixes from Wal-mart) – forgot to take a picture, and they’re all gone now. We each didn’t know the other was making dessert, so we had kind of a sugar overload for a few days, but it was good!
It was a fun night!