I hope that everyone had a wonderful Halloween!
We actually carved a pumpkin this year!
We picked our pumpkin at a local farm close by our house and didn’t end up carving it until the day before Halloween. Nothing like waiting till the last minute!
We kept putting off carving and finally came around to to it using just a magic marker and a kitchen knife. Keeping it classy! Haha.
Eric did most (if not all) of the carving since I am very clumsy and accident prone. Putting a knife in my hands would not have been the best idea for all of us. I probably would have ended up with less fingers and possibly even toes!
I kept the task of cleaning out the pumpkin seeds for roasting. Of which never happened. I might try this week since I’m sure seeds don’t go bad… at least not that quickly. So if you know of any good recipes… send them my way!
Ours was very uneventful, just the usual handing out candy and dressing Bailey up in another costume of which he hates. I don’t put clothing on him often, but Halloween is one of those times where dog clothing is most necessary (in my opinion at least!). :-)
Of course we had to take some simple photos (with awful lighting.. Go Amanda) and send them to the Grandma back in High Point.
We thought for sure that we were being clever leaving him in a costume while the kids rang our doorbell for Halloween goodies. Bailey usually freezes when clothed or even a blanket is placed on his back. However… he did not let his pumpkin costume prevent him from terrorizing the children and barking continuously. Oh well. We tried.
I was pretty excited about how our pumpkin came out. We took a rough draft from Bailey’s costume… keeping it simple this year.
Pumpkin Carving Tip: Use a cantaloupe scoop or ice cream scoop to clean out the seeds and sides of the pumpkin. It worked well and a lot quicker than doing it all by hand.
In the end, we ran out of candy (so many children!) and Bailey was released from his costume. It was a great Halloween and can’t wait for next year. Maybe next year I’ll dress up!