I was remembering this Sunday afternoon as we had our "Sabbath Fun".
We decided to buy six pumpkins to carve and let each one of the kids design their own. We obviously didn't need to buy one for either of the babies as they would NOT be carving a pumpkin but something made me get them each one anyway.
So, we began this afternoon of fun and mess. The first thing that I did was put both babies down for a nap...haha. Then, I had the older four kids draw on a piece of paper the face that they eventually wanted on their pumpkin. This was really a tough step for some of them as they just wanted to dive in with the chopping:) But, I thought it would be a great time to practice patience and self-control. So, they each drew out a face to carve.
Next, we cut open the pumpkins and let them each clean out the insides...reserving the seeds for a cooking project and snack later...yum!
Let the cutting begin!
Haha. I love that priceless expression.
This was really NOT Abby's favorite part:)
It's neat to see how each unique personality is exemplified on the face of the little pumpkin that he/she carved. Here are a few shots of the final pumpkins.
This was a great project that brought some family fun into our Sabbath.
Now to hide the carving instruments so that nothing else gets carved:)
Here are the pumpkins together. Peter and I will carve the large pumpkin and hopefully get around to carving faces on the two little pumpkins for Seth and Ransom.