Monday, October 29, 2012

Pumpkin Carving 2012



With Halloween only a few days away, it was time for us to carve our pumpkin.  Remember, it weighs a massive 44lbs, it's no small pumpkin.



Brady is much more independent and interested this year, so we pulled out his shape book and let him choose which shape he would like for each eye, the nose, and finally the mouth.  He was a little bummed when we were done and he still wanted to add a star.



 He has to be involved in everything, so when it came to drawing the shapes on the face, he couldn't be left out and Andy helped to guide his hand.



Brady developed a love for seeds in Germany and knew from the previous day when we did our gender reveal pumpkin, that there would be yummy seeds inside this pumpkin too.  He wanted to help scoop some out.






He thought it would be a good idea to try and taste the pulp and quickly spit it back out.  Lesson learned ;)



After his attempts to scoop out the seeds, Andy got to work really digging them out.  Brady grabbed the tiny pumpkin knife and tried his hand at carving.  We kept a very close eye on him the whole time to make sure things stayed safe.



The pumpkin was too thick for the tiny pumpkin knife to cut all the way through, so Andy had to use a butter knife to get all the pieces out.  Brady is watching on eagerly.



 So glad I can tell this sweet boy that he's my best boy for a good while longer.


After a while of letting Andy carve, Brady would get impatient and scream, "Brady turn!" and try ripping the knife from Andy's hand.



I love the look of concentration.








 
His hands are out, while he screams, "Stop daddy! Brady turn!"



Andy decided the only way the pumpkin was going to get carved was if he guided Brady's hand while carving.



Father and son hard at work.  I can only imagine the cool things they'll continue to do as Brady gets older.



I was trying to get a pic of Brady with his carved pumpkin, but he wasn't interested, so he covered his eyes.  I am kinda like the paparazzi some times.




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