FYI The photographer in me wanted to throw these pictures out... The lighting in our kitchen is terrible and most of the pictures came our blurry. The mom in me loves them :)
This year for pumpkin carving we started out with painting our pumpkins....
Landon's ninja warrior posing strikes again..
Derrik got started tracing out the pattern Ryder picked while they painted.
Ryder took it so easy on him and picked an easy one this year!
Ryder painted his pumpking and left a heart on it... He told me it was a "love pumpkin" for me :)
This kid seriously has the BIGGEST heart! There isn't a day that goes by that he doesn't tell me i'm beautiful.
Here we go...
Landon was very curious!!
Love Ryder's face in all of these :)
Right about here is where Landon decided pumpkins were no longer cool and he hated them!!
I am so glad our carved pumpkins are officially off our porch because he wouldn't walk past them the past week.
We had decided we'd just carve one pumpkin this year because the kids lose interest about two minutes into the cleaning out process, and poor Derrik is left with an hour or so of carving. Well.... someone decided he was interested this year and wanted to do his own!!
He cleaned most of it out himself with some help from dad
Getting close only with dad around
Ryder then "carved" his own pumpkin. He just took one of the little carving knives and carved a bunch of random lines all around. Then Derrik went ahead and carved a face in it at the end.
and... some pumpkin seeds and cupcakes to round up the night