Saturday, November 01, 2008

Pumpkin Carving

I don't know how the time got away from me. As the day was coming to an end on Thursday, I realized that Halloween was the next day. I knew that Friday was Halloween, but for some reason I thought I had the weekend to carve the pumpkins. We didn't get home from school until 5 PM and I had dinner to make, work to do, etc. Tim assured me this was a task he could do on his own....and I let him. I did cut the top of the pumpkin for him but the rest was his doing. I gave him a lesson on how to use the knife (it was a small one...he wanted the huge one I had used to cut off the top...that was a NO GO!). I asked him to please be careful. I didn't have time for a trip to the ER!


He did very well for it being his first time. I took a picture of the jack-o-lantern with my flash on last night.


and another with it off.


Tomorrow will be pictures of the costume Tim created himself.
take care,
Dawn

14 comments:

Lorrie said...

Tim did a great job Dawn and it looks like he really enjoyed himself too! Did you roast those pumpkin seeds? We love to roast ours.

Smilingsal said...

Tim is a handy one.

Beverly said...

You go, Tim. We knew you had a flair for artistic design and sculpture.

I'm glad no emergency trips were necessary.

Darlene said...

He did a great job and I'm glad no emergency room trip was necessary. This was the first year we let Lexi totally do one on her own too so I had bought the pack of carving tools. Her daddy drew the face on the pumpkin that she wanted and then she went to town carving it totally on her own. Sniffle...they are growing up!!!

judicreations said...

Hi Dawn
Now why didn't I think of this. I found you in my SPAM of all things...good grief!
ok...thank you!
Judi

suesueb said...

trying to catch up on blogs. reading about your dad makes me sad too-this time of year is so nostalgic for me. i think it's the weather maybe. also wanted to say that i have a son with club feet also. he had three surgeries and is having a really difficult time right now (he's 25) and i'm always worrying about him still. i guess as mothers we want our kids to be totally healthy and happy. it looks like tim's first pumpkin carving was so much fun. have a great week!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Tim did a great job. You rock, Tim. Can't wait to see the costume.

g said...

Hi, Dawn! Thought I'd drop by and see how you're doing. Look at that great jack-o-lantern! You must have had a fun Halloween.

have a great weekend.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Dawn, Tim did a great job on his pumpkin. This was the first year David could really handle a knife alone, too. I was secretly glad when he was through with no injuries! :) We did remember to carve pumpkins Thursday, but I completely forgot about David's costume. We were at Walmart at 5:30 Friday night, and of course unless you were 4, there was nothing left! LOL! So he wore an old mask and dark clothes...which saved me money! LOL! Can't wait to see Tim's costume! Hope you are having a great weekend! ~Rhonda :)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Tim is such a good looking guy...and a perfect age to enjoy Halloween traditions! His pumpkin looks great!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Good job Tim!!!
I hope he had a blast last night!

dana said...

Tim was a wonderful punkin carver!
Honestly, Dawn, how do you do it all? I could never put in a full day at school, come home and deal with household stuff AND your son and hubby and still find time to blog! Whew! You are a trooper!

I was so moved by your wonderful thoughts of your dad! I lost my dad in 1989--also to lung cancer. He was only 67--just been retired 3 years. What a shame. I lost my mom 5 years ago---she was 77. I think of her daily and am always wishing she was there to take a call from me so we could chit chat about the nothings of the day. She was a good buddy.

Hope you have a great weekend! dana

Daphine said...

He really did do a great job in carving the pumpkin! Pretty impressive!

Angel said...

Love the lit up pumpkin picture.
:-)