Halloween is hard work!

Not as hard these days as when I used to make the kids picture-perfect costumes, but still! Today I bought four pumpkins (they were on sale) at Home Depot. Two were nice big ones, one was about the size of a large grapefruit, and one was a mini. Brought them home to carve them, and, starting with the little one, began to carve them out. Tiny one–no problem. Big ones–no problem. Grapefruit-size one–OMG, that puppy was so hard to cut through! I tried three different knives. The only one I could control without fear of slicing off my hand was a tiny little (very sharp) carving knife. So I proceeded, tiny little cut by cut. I had thoughts of making a sort of family, and I guess that’s what I did–Papa Pumpkin, Mama Pumpkin, Lil’ Tyke Pumpkin (the tough one–you can tell by the minimalist design), and Baby Pumpkin. They’re not masterpieces, but they’re pretty cute–and I managed not to slice any fingers off.

I also bought 245 KitKat bars for the marauding hordes on Sunday. Can’t wait! Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday!



  1. Marcia said,

    October 30, 2010 at 1:30 am

    Sandy you are a trooper to continue on with the Halloween spirit. You love I HATE it I remember when you would take the kids all the way up past Franklin whereas I bailed after about 2 blocks. Ban it I say!!!

    • mshingston said,

      October 30, 2010 at 11:46 pm

      Oh, bah humbug to you!

  2. Marcia said,

    October 30, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Nice job on the pumpkins though!

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