We’ve been up to our bloodshot eyeballs in tons of family stuff/holiday stuff/baby-gettin-ready stuff/kitchen stuff/friends stuff lately…squeezing every moment like it’s our last. And because I love smothering you with unrequested Will photos (just you wait till there’s TWO of them boys!), I thought a whole post dedicated to his Halloween pumpkin was in order. In short, he nailed this project.
Enter the victim.
We gave Will the priviledge of picking out his own pumpkin. He went for this mini guy and toted him around the store proudly. Looking back, I probably made too big of a deal out of the experience and how we take care of special things like ‘our very own big boy pumpkin’ because later during a playdate, one of his friends decided to pick it up and Will almost had a nuclear meltdown. We had to have a talk about how people are more important to us than pumpkins. Ahh parenthood.
So back to the project.
I gave Will the option of either painting his pumpkin or hammering nails into it. I should have guessed he would choose tools every.single.time. Now his little pumpkin looks a little like this:
We first donned our construction hats. of course.
Mine was ridiculous on my giant head. of course.
I would push the nails into the pumpkin just to get them started…then Will got to use a ‘daddy-hammah’ to knock em in the rest of the way. And yes, I called him MC Hammer the entire time.
It was a tedious job but Will loved it. I was kinda surprised that he stayed focused on a singular task that long. Good for future DIY projects. Or maybe he was just trying to impress his baby girlfriend with his tool-wielding skills. It’s Hammertime Clara 🙂
While we were out there Jer also cut the bottom of our actual pumpkin….you know, the one we are carving for a candle.
Will and I scooped out the guts.
I roasted the seeds this morning during another playdate. The boys actually ate them too. I was actually quite proud that they came out tasting half-decent considering in years past, I’ve always botched em. Ruining pumpkin seeds was sortof a sad pathetic tradition. I was a professional. And now that tradition is over. Dang you pinterest.
I asked Will if he wanted to take a picture with his pumpkin….the answer surprisingly was a very emphatic yes. These are going in the family yearbook 🙂
Don’t his hands look huge here? Freaky big. Like little man hands.
So that’s our 2012 toddler pumpkin…what did you do to yours? Anything fun? Anything glowy or painty or sticky or scary? I need some ideas for next year because I just don’t think a man-dazzled kin will cut it two years in a row 🙂
p.s. later today I’m hoping to get our Halloween decor posts up! Hopefully our server doesn’t act crazy like it has lately 🙂 If it doesn’t go up – I hope you guys all have a very fun, very plentiful, very very safe Halloween! And to those families still stuck or stranded or completely devastated from Sandy – please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers!