As mentioned in the previous post about Natalie's first pumpkin experience, she didn't jump in until she surveyed the scene to see what her siblings were doing.
Kylie whole-heartedly dug in!
Caleb grimaced, bringing back memories of his first pumpkin carving experience, but kept working.
Darcy ever so politely requested a spoon so she could daintily scoop out the slimy insides.
And Daniel...well in true form he gave his pumpkin 100% effort until the next thing caught his attention, talking all the way!
|'wow guys, there's a lot of seeds in here!' 'do you think these seeds will make a pumpkin plant?' 'can we eat these seeds?' 'i'm hungry, can we eat something?' and on and on and on...|
Natalie happily worked for a little while, but when her adored eldest sister finished up, she called upon her for help. It was win/win! Natalie, as an unsure rookie, got to avoid further slime and Kylie, a self-proclaimed pumpkin guts lover, got to do more.
Caleb and Darcy took a while between her tiny spoon and his dramatics.
And then Daniel and Natalie left us all speechless. They became 'pumpkin lickers.'
|he even went as far as to take a few nibbles ~ eeewww!|
In the end I presided over bath/shower time and Ian finished up for us.
And then finally they were done and it was time to photo document the efforts of our labor.
|and yes, i PROMISE that Daniel is wearing shorts under that pumpkin!|
It was a great evening...even if we did get our pumpkins out of the giant cardboard box at Trader Joe's instead of a pumpkin patch. Traditions are the BEST!