Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Carving Pumpkins

Last night for our Family Home Evening we enjoyed the fine art of pumpkin carving! This is the first year Tavin has really been able to participate, so it was such a fun experience for all of us...well almost. Oliver was SO incredibly worried watching us disfigure his beloved "beans" (or "pumpkin" in English). He began crying when Brad reached his hand in the bright orange friend and began pulling out the insides. It was so sad. I gave him a Halloween cupcake to try and soothe him, but he was not interested. He just sat there staring at us with shock and confusion. By the time we finished up I think he had come to terms with it, but the whole experience was pretty jolting. What a funny little guy!

^Tavin's masterpiece

^If you look closely you can still see the tears in his eyes and on his face.

^Of course, he eventually gave into the cupcake!

^We brought them outside to light up the night

^Now they are displayed on our entry table when you walk in the front door.

1 comment:

Kelli said...

that first picture of oliver almost made me cry myself. How funny he understood cuting it all apart. Tavin as always is so cute and looking a bit more grown up these days