Monday, October 24, 2011

FHE- Pumpkin Carving

This year we were fortunate enough to be gifted the massive pumpkin from my Mom and Todd's garden. It was the only pumpkin that grew and obviously it stole all the nutrients from the other plants because it is HUGE! We decided it would be a fun family home evening activity to carve it.

The kids designed the face for it... Ethan picked out the eyes and Jocelyn picked out the mouth. Caitlyn wanted squiggles so we settled for some square eyebrows instead :) Since the pumpkin was HUGE.. Dave decided the use of power tools would make the task a bit easier.

Jocelyn was the only one that was brave enough to touch the pumpkin goo.. Ethan didn't want to go near it.

I made some chocolate chip cookies for a treat to snack on while Dave cut out the face of the pumpkin. Preston enjoyed his cookie and the other kiddos decided a pillow fight was a better idea to kill the time.

The Finished Product..... and our Scary Monster Faces!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

First Hair Cut.....

We finally took the plundge and cut off Preston's curly locks. Poor little guy was having to endure detangling spray and daily brushing to get out the horrible knots. Anyways it was beyond time. So here are some pictures of our cute little man now...