Saturday, October 31, 2009

I Made a Jack-O-Lantern!

Upon her return from visiting a local pumpkin patch, our very sweet little neighbor, Katie, brought Elizabeth a small pumpkin to have for her very own! Elizabeth was beyond thrilled, and was very eager to turn it into a Jack-O-Lantern before Halloween!

After listening to Elizabeth tell us "I want to put a face on it!" for about a week, we went through the pumpkin-carving ritual on Thursday evening after Ashley went to bed.

First, we covered the kitchen floor with newspaper, and I asked Elizabeth what kind of Jack-O-Lantern she wanted to make (scary, friendly, spooky, silly, angry)...she chose friendly!

Daddy removed the guts, Mommy separated the seeds,
and Elizabeth danced around the room...

Then Mommy drew the face, Daddy carved it out,
and Elizabeth danced around the room...

Mommy found a candle, Daddy placed it inside and lit it,
and Elizabeth danced around the room...

We set it on the floor and stood back to admire the finished product...
and Elizabeth happily and excitedly declared:
"Look! I made a Jack-O-Lantern!!!!"
Haha! Yeah...sure ya did, kid!


Leeann said...

That was the most adorable blog post EVER! I love the way you wrote that!

Jennifer said...

I have to agree with Leeann. That was awesome!