Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Monday Pumpkins

After school work was done T. carved his own pumpkin. This is the second year he did it all by himself. We have one of those pumpkin carving kits (we bought it 5 or so years ago). It has tiny saws that are the perfect size for him to work with. After his jack o' lantern was done D. and T. painted gourds. They think they are tiny pumpkins. I carved up our other pumpkin. Rob carves a pumpkin every year but this year he hasn't been home and when he is home he is working on the bathroom. After I finished my carving and read the poem to go with it we said a few more pumpkin poems (just ones that I remember from school) and roasted pumpkin seeds. Last year the children hated the taste of pumpkin seeds. This year they ate them up in just a few minutes and begged for more. We baked cookies and the children ate them and then watched Charlie Brown on TV.

Here are a few pictures.

T.'s pumpkin ready to carve.

T. Carving his pumpkin.

Zee just being herself.

She is always looking to see what is going on.

T. painting his little pumpkin.

This is T.'s little pumpkin finished.

Pictures of D. painting her little pumpkins.
My Jack O lantern is a little different than the ones we have made in past years. Rob has very strong views on Halloween so I thought doing a Christian Pumpkin would make him very happy. I made it to go with a poem I found online someplace. I will post the link if I can find it again. I have the words so I can share the poem.

The Christian Pumpkin

I am a Jack O' Lantern
My light will shine so bright
For I am a Christian pumpkin
My symbols tell what's right.

My nose is like the cross
on which on Savior died
To set us free from sin
We need no longer hide.

My mouth is like a fish
The whole wide world to show

That Christians live in this house
And love their Savior so!

The story starts at Christmas
My eyes are like the star
That shone on Baby Jesus
And wise men saw from far

My color it is orange
Just like the big bright sun
That rose on Easter Day
Along with God's own Son.

And so on Halloween
Let's set our pumpkins out
And tell the trick or treaters
What God's love is all about!

~Author Unknown~

This is the pumpkin I made to go with the poem.

Eating pumpkin seeds.

This is a picture of T. and D. watching Charlie Brown just before bed.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Their pumpkins look great. Looks like a fun day.