Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pumpkin Carving Party!

My brother-in-law bought his own apple cider press.
They pressed a bunch of apples and we enjoyed fresh cider.

Pumpkin carving artists at work.

A sweet angel checking out her pumpkin.

My girl, giddy about carving her grandma's pumpkin.

Daniel showing off his masterpiece.

My nephew sporting his super-crusader mask and cape.

The girls hanging out.

Isn't she a sweet angel?

My niece and her soldier son.

Daniel's glowing friend "Jack" smiling on the front doorstep.

Today, after church, family and friends met at my sister-in-law and brother-in-law's home in the country for a fun afternoon of fellowship, food and carving pumpkins.

Everyone brought a different kind of soup. I brought Italian Vegetable with Ham and there was Curry Vegetable, Chicken Wild Rice, Mexican Chicken Chowder, Sausage and Cabbage, French Onion and more! That was just the soups. In addition there were too many yummy treats and desserts to list. Let's just say we eat really well at these family get-togethers.

After we ate, everyone moved to the garage to begin the pumpkin carving. We had young and old alike creating all sorts of goofy, pretty, silly and scary pumpkins. It was a lot of fun to watch.

We're home now and getting ready for the week ahead, but we had to put Daniel's jack-o-lantern out on the front step and light a candle to put in it. Jack is out there, smiling and glowing. A fitting end to a wonderful day.


Leah Marie said...

very nice! and so prompt too! :]
i had so much fun- although i definitely ate way too much!

Libbie said...

WHAT A FUN PARTY!!! I totally LOVE it! Homeade apple cider! I never even heard of it! And everyone brought soup! Fabulous! all the family pics made me smile huge! I love that the little ones were in their costumes. What a fun family you have! Love "Jack" :) That boy has some serious skills :)

Thanks for sharing your fun day with us! & I am soooo glad to know I am not the only one having a few too many snacks lately :) that totally made me smile when you wrote that! I hope you guys have fun making popcornballs! take some pics so we can see how they turned out! I threw the rest away today so I wouldn;t eat them...Shhhh! Don't tell the kids! But those orange ones really called out to me everytime I was in the kitchen!

emilia. said...

it was so much fun! thanks for posting cute pictures.
much love :)

Two Shades of Pink said...

Ohhhhh kayyyyy....this is when I am completely missing living up north. The fam and I just got back from our annual pumpkin patch photo taking (debacle) and in Florida....those orange things COOK in the sun. I kid you not, a woman was SHOVELING PULP off the parking lot after some of know...decomposed a bit. I must say I miss doing fun things like this. I have a beautiful display of Funkins at my front door. If you can call that beautiful. This post made me wish for my Dad's house with hay rides on his tractor and going to an actual pumpkin patch, etc. And apple cider! Yep. I need to be up north again! This weekend we are traveling to Sarasota to a fun farm, pumpkin patch, fall festival thing. Lord, let it cool off and feel like true autumn! Did I really just ramble on and on in this comment? I sure did. hope you enjoyed it. :)

Auntie Cake said...



Hope you guys and all your beautiful trees are still standing!