Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Making Jack and Jim

Last night we made our Jack o' Lantern. This is one of our favorite things to do every year. We look at books for weeks and decide what we want to do. This year I checked out a Better Homes and Gardens Halloween book and we found our Jack o'Lantern idea right off! I usually don't do jack (pardon my pun); Quinn carves the pumpkin and makes everything look just right. The boys watch him the whole time, just waiting for him to finish. Then we turn off the lights and light him up!



Since we had so many pumpkins this year, thanks to Old Baker's Farm, we wanted to do something more unusual. We decided to carve two pumpkins and stack them. Corin sat with the first one that was already carved while Quinn started on the second. It was a doozy. The skin was very tough and it took almost an hour to carve it.



Finally, the face started to appear.







Then, Quinn fixed the top of the first one so that the tall, skinny one could sit on top of it. They appear to be looking at one another. Silas and Corin stack themselves with their pumpkins.






We loved the results!




8 comments:

Rachel Garcia said...

very cute.. and wow those boys are patient.. you would have lost me at the seeds.

Paige M said...

They look great! BTW- I'm not coming tonight. Josh and I were talking last night about carving our pumpkins............gotta do it tonight!! I can't miss that. Should have planned beter. Ya'll have fun!

Melissa said...

cute! we didn't do pumpkins this year. last year we sort of forgot our pumpkin and well, when we came back from a weekend trip, it wasn't pretty. i don't think he was a pumpkin anymore. but he was definatly scary! see you this afternoon!

Missy said...

That picture of them all lit up and glowing is very cool. You could submit it to a magazine!

Ginger said...

They look awesome! I love how they are looking at each other! Very cute!

Marsha said...

Awesome picture! I love the idea of staking them.
And were is Felix's pumpkin?

Dollar General said...

That looks so good! I can't believe he did that free hand! Very artistic!

care-in said...

I love the final picture!!