Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Pumpkins and Costumes




I'm a bit late posting these photos from Halloween, but I've been unable to access the computer lately.  Noodlehead's laptop had a bad hard drive and Wingnut has spent the better part of the last 4 days fixing and then replacing it for her, which meant he needed our computer to back-up and reinstall all her software and files.  It was an arduous process!

This year we grew our own pumpkins in our garden.  We ended up with 10 good sized carving pumpkins and the kids were thrilled to have their pick of the harvest.  I loved seeing the kids' creative spirit as they searched the internet for the templates they wanted to use.



Skoshi A spread her carving wings and found the coolest Smaug template.








Special K ended up designing her own template for her Ninjago-lantern.















Wingnut Jr. did all the tracing for his Storm Trooper












Lil' Lamb just smiled and posed with his Minion.









We saved all the seeds and soaked them overnight in a saltwater solution.  The next morning I drained, drizzled with olive oil, seasoned with McCormick's Mediterranean Salt and Spice blend and roasted them.  They were delicious!  While the seeds soaked, the girls and I noticed the cool pattern the seeds arranged themselves in and I had to snap a quick shot.









It's hard to believe we only have two kiddos still young enough to dress up for Trick-or-Treating!  They were awful cute as a Ninjago ninja and Clone Trooper.













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