I really enjoy carving pumpkins. For my years as an adult without children each year I would always buy and carve a pumpkin for myself. This year I was especially excited because I am now a mommy! So this year I actually feel very justified in enjoying this tradition. While my dad was here visiting we bought a big daddy pumpkin, a medium mommy pumpkin and a small baby pumpkin. Since little Aly is only about 8 months, she did not seem to interested in staying up late to carve our pumpkin family however I was determined to get it done before Halloween. So on Wednesday night after getting home from a "trunk or treat" party with my sisters family I dressed Aly in her Halloween outfit and started to carve our pumpkins. I think I may have broken some kind of pumpkin carving record as the mommy pumpkin only took about 15 minutes total to complete.This included cleaning out all the seeds and goo! The discovery that made it possible was my small square plastic scrapper that goes to my Pampered Chef baking stone. How did I discover this? Well, I cut the top whole on the pumpkin too small to get a whole ice cream scoop in it (which until now was my tool of choice for the job) so I took a trip into the kitchen and found the scrapper. It was amazing!! I just scraped all around the inside, and all the goo came out in one big ball! I traced my face and cut it out all before my husband had even decided what face to do for the daddy pumpkin. So I then took over and completed the scary faced daddy pumpkin, and then turned my attention to the baby pumpkin. Now, we bought a pretty small pumpkin, not one of the small, flat, four for a dollar ones, but a nice little round one. When I went to cut into it I found that it is rock hard. I am guessing not anywhere near ripe, which is consequently why it is so small, and perfectly round. To try and make a long story short....I ended up drawing a face on it with black puff paint. So my pumpkin family didn't turn out exactly how I wanted it, but it is complete! So now my new little family will be portrayed proudly on my new front porch tonight!! Happy Halloween to all my loyal readers (by loyal readers I mean you Laura :p)
On a separate note, I am currently on my break at work, and taking care of my pumping while updating my blog. I was so into my writing that I failed to notice that one of my bottles has overflowed and soaked my white shirt!! Thank goodness I brought a sweater to work today!