Monday, October 27, 2008

Punkin' Carving 101

Get the biggest pumpkin you can find for your son while on a work trip to upstate New York.

Get a real workout while carving into it's 6" shell with a dull steak knife.

After 10 minutes of huffing and puffing and getting ready to throw it out the back door, complete the hole in the back.

Begin carving the face with the same dull steak knife while your son begins to pull out the guts.

After an hour working on the first pumpkin, get smart and get a power tool from the garage for the next one.

Spend twenty minutes trying to convince your son that the pumpkins won't bite him and that it is safe to go and see them.

Pay way too much money for a green LED strobe light to make the big scary pumpkin even scarier to your two-year old.



Denise said...

Nice!!! I never get through the whole carving process without having to be rescued. Power tools work the best!

Redhead in Vegas said...

James is way too cute. Sorry that he was freaked out by the jack-o-lanterns. We are going to go with plain old pumpkins this year and save the fun stuff for next year. I picked up some of those mini-pumpkins and Ryan has been carrying them around the house with her. Love her!

Gini said...

Love the power tools and my brother wouldn't have it any other way, I am sure! I need to get myself one of those green strobe lights.

Kim said...

That's a big a$$ pumpkin! We need to get going on ours...

Jerolyn said...

That is a big A$$ pumpkin...whoa. Cool looking too with that green light!