Monday, October 31, 2011

Family Tradition . . . With a Twist

Many of you already know that the carving of Halloween pumpkins is a tradition in my household.  Ryan says mine always look the same – every year I try to make mine different, but I guess I’m just not that creative with a carving knife in my hand.  When we’re finished, I put the pumpkins, Ryan, and Zoe in the kitchen to take pictures, because that’s the best nighttime lighting in the house.

2011-10-30_20-33-44_547

Ryan thought it would be cute to try to assume Zoe’s pose.  Didn’t quite work.  So he decided to get creative . . .

2011-10-30_20-32-20_311 2011-10-30_20-32-40_342

I got a kick out of Zoe’s “are you nuts?” look in the right photo.  But Ryan wasn’t done . . .

2011-10-30_20-41-39_689

Look closely – you’ll notice that the bottom of Ryan’s pumpkin is now missing.  Yes, that’s where it’s going . . .

2011-10-30_20-39-51_385 2011-10-30_20-40-21_431

I can’t even begin to imagine how that felt (or smelled).  But I have to admit it was fun.  Reminds me a bit of some of my wacky costumes at the Cincinnati convention.

2011-10-30_20-41-21_168

So this is this year’s Family Pumpkin Carving Photo . . .

2011-10-30_20-49-56_460 2011-10-30_20-50-05_538

And then our creations went out on the front rail to display.  Tonight, they’ll be lighted for the Trick or Treaters when they come up our street . . .

2 comments:

  1. lol :) Ryan's reminds me of a Lego Ninjago or Harry Potter minifig w/swords or wands at the ready :) Happy Halloween!

    ReplyDelete