Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It has taken me a long time to write this post!

I put Noah on my bed last night while I was giving the kids a bath thinking he would be safer on the bed from Kate, but when I checked on him, I found him like this...

very proud of himself and close to rolling himself onto the floor!

The girls had a half day of school today, so we carved pumpkins this afternoon. I bought two pumpkins, so Zoe and Emily each carved a face on one, and I carved Eleanor's puppy (which Matt thinks it looks like a bunny) and Zach's scary face on the other pumpkin. The puppy would have come out better with a bigger pattern on a bigger pumpkin, but luckily Eleanor likes it the way it is. This was my first time roasting the seeds. Eating pumpkin seeds doesn't appeal to me, but Zoe and Emily were looking forward to them. I asked them how my seeds compared with the ones they have had at school and Zoe said mine were better (bless her heart!) and Emily said they were as good as the others she has had. Fair enough.
The kids dug out all of the seeds and did most of the gutting, which was nice. They had a great time.

Zach helped to find seeds for awhile, but then he was content to watch.
Zoe's and Zach's side...
Emily's and Eleanor's side...
We watched "The Bee Movie" after carving the pumpkins. After watching the movie, Emily regretted putting bees on the "things I don't like" part of her poster that she did at school. She doesn't regret putting Matt's black beans and rice on there, though.

6 comments:

Samantha said...

I think I'd have to agree with Matt tha Eleanor's puppy does kind of look like a bunny, but still cute though.
I totally love roasting pumpkin seeds, but the last batch I did didn't come out as good. I don't think I roasted them long enough, oh well.
And I can't believe how big Noah is getting, and he looks suspicious, you're in trouble. :)

Kris said...

The pumpkins turned out so great! I love them. I am not allowed to roast pumpkin seeds after starting a fire in our oven doing just that (right after we got married...) We did save the seeds, but for planting!

ML said...

I love the puppy. If you go to Mal's blog you'll see Jack having a good sneeze--my kids got a kick out of it. Happy Halloween to you and yours Joey!

Rachelle said...

What a fun time!

PJ said...

Noah's smile is sooo sweet!

Fun Pumpkin carving:D

Janae said...

Your pumpkins turned out really cute:) I love roasted seeds and we didn't get a chance to do them this year...maybe next year:)