The Preslar Family

The Preslar Family
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Another Pumpkin Post



We didn't think we were going to get to carve the pumpkins this year. It was a close call! I mean, we were all set to go. We had wrestled the gigantic pumpkins into the kitchen. We had towels carefully laid out on the floor. We had the kids draw faces on them and everything. And then Troy stuck the knife in. Woah. Talk about your solid pumpkins - no wonder the dang things are so heavy! But we persevered, and with some minor simplifications to the design, we managed to get a couple of jack-o-lanterns created and set out on the front porch for all to behold. I dare anyone to come pumpkin smashing at our house - you'll need a crane.

Stomper especially enjoyed "ripping out the guts." He continually exclaimed about the major sliminess throughout the process and spent a lot of time massaging the pulp in his hands. My favorite Bitty moment of the night was after she asked why we put the pumpkins out on the porch. I said that it was so that people in the neighborhood could see them. Her reply to that was, "Mom, 'neighborhood' is just such a darling word." Yes, I suppose it is.

7 comments:

Carrie said...

These are wonderful. I love Jack-o-lanterns. Stomper is getting so big and bitty sounds like a hoot.

I am totally going to take you up on the offer of teaching me how to knit. That would be so great. I saw this http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33180508 and want one so bad, I just love it. do you think it would be hard to make? How about we trade I will take pictures for you (hopefully doing better than last time) in trade for the lessons?

Windybrook Spinner said...

Awesome! We still need to carve ours, but they are much smaller than your incredible garden-grown ones.

Jodi said...

That is the thickest pumpkin I have ever seen! You guys know how to grow them over there. They look great.

Julie said...

Did you have to break out the hack saw?

Misty said...

Our pumpkins were bitty this year, especially compared to your masterpieces!

Bella said...

they turned out great!!! way to go!!!!

Sparverius said...

Bitty is just such a darling girl. :) And playing in the "guts" is my favorite part, too.