One of my very favorite Fall traditions is carving pumpkins. The bigger kids are actually at an age where they can do alot of carving, which makes it more fun for them.
Get ready for picture overload (side note, I'm so bummed I didn't bust out my good camera!)
We usually set up the table on our driveway but this morning was a little chilly so we went where the sun was
Rick is so good at drawing so we all just come up with what we want and he free hands it for us.
Brayden picked the Green Latern logo and he really enjoyed carving! None of my kids would stick their hands inside the pumpkin though, so my job was to get them cleaned out and all ready
For Avery we picked a kitty and girlfriend was loving helping carve
Ella picked a witch for hers and it turned out so good! This girl really loved carving. After she was done with hers she turned it around and just started carving on the back. She actually made a face and suprised us all!
She is so concentrated!
If you follow me on IG you already saw these, but here they are again!
We only got to enjoy them for 1 night however, because the squirrels literally attacked them and ate them to shreds! (so happy I snapped this pic!) This happened last year but this year I read so many ways to keep them away... I sprayed the pumpkins with WD40 and that didn't stop them, then I used about an entire can of hairspray and that didn't stop them either, like what the heck!? If anyone knows a way to really keep them away, I sure would appreciate it! I had one extremely boy in the morning when he saw his pumpkin was destroyed. We promised we would get another one to catrve so I need to know what to do next!
Do you like to carve pumpkins or paint them?
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