Our evening started with a snack. Not our snack, but this little guy's! He was just gnawing away at the pumpkin, filling up his little tummy, when I accidentally spooked him by knocking my lens into the glass door and then he ran away. Whoops. Cute little fella, he is.
When we arrived, Rich's nephew J hadn't carved his pumpkin yet, so we helped. Well, Rich helped while I stood back and took pictures!
|J drew a face on the pumpkin. Y'know, pre-planning. Love those lashes!|
|All the kidlets gathering around|
|J scooping out pumpkin seeds (my favourite toasted!)|
|He's got an audience|
|There's most of them! I then proceeded to rinse them and get most of the goop off.|
|"Muahaha!!! SEEEEEEEEEEDS!!!" Two hands!|
|Older sister H and friend, prepping the seeds with salt and butter|
|Back to the pumpkin. After a serious discussion on what to carve out (cyclops with lashes and a wonky smile) they carved away!|
|Oven at 350F and in they went|
|Cutting out the final touches|
|J taking a peek inside, insuring that it would be perfect for the candles to sit in|
|After the inspection and pulling out a clump of stringy goo and seeds, it was finally perfect! Done! Ready!|