Tuesday, October 31, 2006

I Don't Know Jack

But I have 3 of his friends living in my house :)

We went to the pumpkin patch and picked out our pumpkins the day before Halloween. Ya a little late, and because of the cold wet weather they were a tad rotten but we found the ones we want. It was a yucky wet day so no, no photos. :) There was a truck stuck in the mud for ages LOL he got out eventually. Good thing cause I am no help. :)

So we bring home these poor pumpkins to sacrifice for the yearly Jacks. Each kid gets to pick her own and make it hers by customizing a nice face :)

After cleaning the outsides we get to cut a top out and Gut the poor Jacks.

Then is the important task of drawing faces on the pumpkin. The little ones dictate the placement of features, and we draw. Taylor does her own as long as she doesnt get carried away with Hearts for eyes and pumpkin shaped noses, etc.

Once the Jacks are carved up and lit, they get displayed in their glory. I heard the supposed origin of the Jack-O-Lantern today, something about Jack being forced to carry his Hell-Fire around in a hollowed out gourd for all eternity...interesting ! I love thinking of Jacks full of Hell Fire HEHEHEHHE


Whaledancer said...

Last year I bought one of those kits with the paper carving patterns. Very cool but somewhat labor intensive! Cameron went original this year and I was way pleased. He drew and carved most of the face himself. Its...odd..but he was very very pleased with his creation and THATS whats important I my humble opinion. Ben opted for the pattern then had me do the carving. We did them on Sunday. Yours look great.

NancyJones said...

VERY VERY CUTE yall did a fantastic job of carving them. Bella didnt want to cut ours she said it would hurt hims ROFL
so we had no jack o lantern this year.. just punkins :)

erica922 said...

this looks like a fantastic family day!!!