Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 30, 2010 Anya 0 Comments

Happy Halloween everybody! I had so much fun yesterday at our friend's house carving my first pumpkin EVER!

Hubby wanted me to do the Ohio State Logo and I planned on it, but once I got an idea of how much work this is and how difficult this could become I decided to go with a good ol' pumpkin face instead. I have never seen the inside of a pumpkin before and when I carried this heavy fella up the stairs I figured I'll take the filling out and it will be MUCH much lighter. You should have seen my face when I finally got a hole in there and looked into the pumpkin...just a couple of strings and seeds dangling in there. Very strange. So opposite to my belief, I carried my heavy buddy down the stairs empty with about the same weight. I know the seeds are healthy and all, but I had my hands full the first time so I decided not to keep anything. I cut a hole in the bottom as opposed to the top because I really wanted to keep that pretty stem. After all this is how I chose my pumpkin mate. :))
So I find myself with my whole arm inside a pumpkin trying to get everything out, no clue on how much to carve and where to go with the mess. For a second I thought I have a pumpkin allergy when my whole arm started itching.

I have a confession to make, I broke my brand new carving knife half-way through my pumpkin-buddies teeth-carving.... Oh well... he's got thick skin you know.

Needless to say, people were making fun of me yesterday - me and my first pumpkin experience. I was asked why I'm reading the instructions.... ("appart from being german, it's also my first time carving a pumpkin, so excuse me...") I already have some great ideas for next year - hope my arm heals until then - 'cause my bowling arm is seriously sore today.

So much fun! Did you carve a pumpkin this year? Show me your pictures!!!