For the past several years we have been carving pumpkins with friends. Year after year as our children get bigger and bigger we start lowering our standards. 2 years ago there was a princess castle. An ELABORATE princess castle with toothpicks to hold things in perfect spots.
Then last year we still had some very intense pumpkins:
And now we are getting older and wiser and realizing that the kids don't really care too much what happens with the pumpkins, so the patterns are easier and easier.
This year we even had a battery operated pumpkin carving knife.
My favorite pumpkin was the 3 hands, a sweet and simple outline of the family that grew from last years party till now. (The just told me that last year at our party was the day they found out they were pregnant!!!)
I also love our friend Tom and his "typical pumpkin"
Compare last year to this year:
There seems to be a theme of pumpkin parts coming out of the actual pumpkin.
And here are the pumpkins that we put together.
Rich likes circle noses for some reason.
Do you notice Ryann wrote her ABC's on our pumpkin?
I guess it is a smart pumpkin.
Cara just colored on this guy, Rich says it is his Picasso pumpkin
Some of the finishing touches- look at this cute bow that I made?? Yes, very much in love with this cute little one that little Hazel will wear.And here are the picture frame bow holders I made. They are totally loaded with clips now, but this was just the first batch of bows that I put on. Do you see the multi colored bow at the top on the right frame? Yup, that is her "tie dye" bow... some of you may know that Devyn was in charge of the tie dye at summer camp this year and has about 20 tie dye onesies. The cupcakes were delicious! (thanks Patti and Jamie!) I ate 4 on Saturday and 1 1/2 on Sunday. No Joke. I had to stop because they were gone. And the crepes were from Me Crepes at the Alpine Village in Provo, Utah. So delicious and so filling! I was surprised that I could even eat a cupcake after finishing it. (thanks mommy!) Well Baby Hazel, you sure are loved. I can't wait to meet you and hopefully be there to gently help you out into the world. A true gift would be that I would be there to love and support and encourage your mommy during one of the most amazing times of her life. I wasn't able to be there for your other aunties so please help me out and let me shower you with kisses during those first few moments of your life. I am so amazed with how much love I hold in my heart for you already. What a great joy it is to be an aunt and watch your mommy grow with love and excitement as her body changes, molds, and shapes to hold you perfectly inside of her.
My little Monster Cara... can you tell why we have a hard time getting them to eat? They were doing this little dance before i took out the camera and I just had to laugh or else I would cry in frustration.
How can someone cry with such cute little nuggets?