Wednesday, October 31, 2007

P is for Pumpkin, that's good enough for me...

I don't get much into Halloween. The debate and controversy over a Christian's place inside this particular holiday is heated, and not something I want to start here on this blog! ha! Tonight I simply plan on attending my church's fall festival - I'll help work some of the booths, eat way too much candy, buy a hot dog for a quarter, and see a bunch of kids dressed up in adorable costumes. I know one of my favorite babies in the church is going to be dressed as a pumpkin, and I can't wait to see him! =)

So that's the extent of my Halloween activities. My parents are like me, they don't get much into it, however, last weekend my father decided to carve a jack-0-lantern. Not a scary one, of course, just a fun, happy pumpkin with a goofy grin. He's never really done that before and thought "why not" He's always up for trying something new and is really talented with hands-on work, such as carpentry, wood-working, painting, construction, etc. He's also super patient, a gene I somehow missed...

Here is the result!

"Jack" turned out so well Dad wanted to do another one! lol As you can see, he carved out the bottom of the pumpkin as opposed to the top, and instead of putting a candle inside, my mom found one of the bulbs from her Christmas Village display and stuck it underneath, and set the whole thing on a pretty glass platter. VOILA.

So he decided to get a bit more creative for the next pumpkin...

SNOOPY!!! Do you see him? Isn't that amazing?? I collect all things Snoopy, for those who don't know, so this pumpkin just totally rocked my socks. My dad's a genius =)

Me & Daddy!

Me, puckering up for a big Snoopy kiss =)

So as a believer in Christ, I'm not going to wish you a "Happy Halloween" today, but why not wish you a "Happy Pumpkin Day"? =)


Erica Vetsch said...

That Snoopy pumpkin is great! You're dad is very talented.

And Happy Reformation Day! :)

Georgiana said...

I'm so impressed by his talent. That just can't have been easy! Glad you didn't eat too much candy last night. We bought a cake--needless to say, I OD'd.

Joyce Shelton said...

Your Dad did a great job on the pumpkins! Looks like you both had a great time! I hope you had a wonderful Halloween! We spent a quiet evening at home with a movie and no trick or treaters came by. Of course if they had, I wouldn't have had any candy for them being displaced here in Louisiana and not at home with my Halloween attire and candy.
Hugs to ya!