Saturday, October 27, 2012

Picking Pumpkins

We didn't get to a pumpkin patch this year because the nice weather never seemed to coincide with our free time, but the girls and I did go to the farm stand down the street to pick out pumpkins to carve for Halloween.   They each wanted to pick out the hugest pumpkin there -- does that sound like anyone you know?  But the ginormous pumpkin was $20, so I talked them into choosing smaller ones. 

Megan did NOT want to have her picture taken; here she is giving me a little two-year-old attitude followed by some much more fun two-year-old silliness!

 And finally, both girls are laughing at their very silly mommy!

We carved their pumpkins last night; the girls chose the faces they wanted from our felt pumpkin face game, Ben carved Megan's and I carved Amelia's.  I encouraged Amelia to help scoop out the goop, but she wasn't a fan.

We all thought the face Amelia picked out looked like a pig from Angry Birds.  And Megan wanted her pumpkin to have only one eye so that it would look like Mike Wazowski.

And of course we had to be silly by putting pumpkins on heads:

We lit the candles just before bedtime so that the girls could see the pumpkins lit up.

We separated out all the pumpkin seeds and roasted them at 250 for 30 minutes then 275 for 40 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.  Ben tossed them in olive oil, then seasoned them with kosher salt and ground black peppers.  Both Ben and Amelia really like to eat pumpkin seeds.

1 comment:

  1. Those faces are so cute! How did your kids come up with such clever faces? Ours were very boring last year.