10.29.2013

Carving Jack-O-Lanterns

How to carve a jack-o-lantern in six easy steps with the Nelson family:


Step 1: Scoop out the pumpkin's guts. 
Jed wasn't too sure how he felt about this slimy game.  Needless to say, I took over.  Bron's fist wouldn't fit inside this little pumpkin.


Step 2: Use your creative skills to draw a face
Don't forget to yell, "Halloween!  Halloween!" about fifty times over.
 

Step 3: Wear a cheesy grin because this is super exciting!


Step 4: Stab the pumpkin with a kitchen knife and carve away
Don't forget cool details like a pirate sword tattoo.  (We really should invest in some cool pumpkin carving cutlery one day.)


Step 5: Say "cheese"!  Being a goober for the camera wins you lots of points with Mom. 


Step 6: Light a candle and show off your spooky jack-o-lantern creations!
 
We're excited for Halloween!

5 comments:

  1. I love your jack-o-lanterns, including the special pirate sword tattoo! (It's all about the details!) Lewie doesn't like taking out the pumpkin guts either... I can't wait to see your little guys' costumes!

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  2. Too cute. I'm jealous if all the fun things you guys are doing for the fall season!

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  3. oh my goodness, that goofy grin is the cutest thing! soooo we got pumpkins, but havent carved and/or decorated them. i'm such a slacker.

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  4. So glad you carried on this tradition.

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  5. I hate carving pumpkins! Seriously, I hate it. But these pictures are adorable and you ALMOST made it look fun ;)
    Maybe Mia will prefer the idea of painting pumpkins? I'm crossing my fingers!

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