Friday, October 30, 2009

gutting a goard

this evening, we finally got around to carving our pumpkin we got from the patch a couple weekends ago. finn's interest peaked only once he realized that the pumpkin could possibly be food and therefore he might want to be involved. in his festive skeleton pajamas, he gleefully crawled across the kitchen table while josh carefully dissected stem from base and loosened the innards. i propped him up on my arm to allow him the full glory of grabbing hold of the oozy pumpkin guts, but instead he cowered and looked at me with an expression that read, "seriously? you want me to get dirty?" after a few moments of urging and parent-pressure (which is totally more appropriate than peer-pressure), finn finally touched the goo for a quick moment, rubbed his hands on my scarf, and was done. it didn't end in him covered head to toe in pumpkin. just a quick touch. good enough for me.


  1. Brody looks so happy to be included in your family picture! It does look like you had a good time.

    Where's my monkey picture?

  2. you'll have to's not halloween yet.

  3. i love it!! I am so bummed we didn't get to carve them together.. looks like someone has mad skills. we still haven't carved ours.. lol

  4. vanvactor family says:
    macy didn't want to have anything to do with the pumpkin guts either. hahaa. I love his pj's! Can't wait to see his costume!

  5. love the family photo.

    ps- i have something to tell youuu! :)

  6. well isn't he just adorable! and i love your background :) so very cute.
    i want to do airplanes and birds and such in a little boys room when we have kids :)