Read to the bottom for giveaway information!
Each year we have a family pumpkin carving contest with the kids.
When we first started, it took forever. We would use the templates you get from the store and help the kids pick theirs out. We've long since ditched the templates. Some of us draw a design on, some of us just wing it as we go.
Something that used to take half a day now just takes a couple of hours...start to finish!
Everyone is secretive about what they are making (especially Dean!)
he always doodles ideas before getting started
the rest of us aren't nearly as competitive!
Leo jumped the fence when he heard us out front and came to hang out with us. He is so much happier now....
These pumpkin seeds are already toasted. Kaela is taking some to one of her teachers.
So what did everyone make?
Let's see what we have here....
a "toothsome" jack o' lantern
Jack from "The Nightmare Before Christmas"
Frankie, the monster
and a black cat with eyes that glow
So, this being a contest and all, we need your help!
In the comments, tell us which pumpkin is your favorite! I'll put everyone's name in a drawing for one of my Halloween cell phone cases from my etsy shop. (The contest ends 10/31/11.)
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