Monday, October 30, 2006

Tuesday, October 31. 2006

I was looking through some old pictures last night, and found some of Grace and Emily decorating pumpkins. They were so little!! And
cute. :0)

Grace
Originally uploaded by pwinn.



Emily
Originally uploaded by pwinn.



Last night Nana, Papa and Uncle Jonathan came over to help us decorate pumpkins. First, we cut out the tops.

Top
Originally uploaded by pwinn.


Then, we scooped out the insides. Be sure to save the seeds!

Bowl
Originally uploaded by pwinn.



Time to transfer the pattern onto the pumpkin.

Pattern
Originally uploaded by pwinn.


Mmmm...roasted pumpkin seeds!

Seeds
Originally uploaded by pwinn.



Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
1 1/2 cups raw whole pumpkin seeds
2 teaspoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoons salt (you can add more or less)

Preheat oven to 300F. Toss seeds in a bowl with the melted butter and salt. Spread the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown, stir occasionally.


Here are the finished pumpkins!!!


A sweet little kitty. Meow.

Kitty
Originally uploaded by pwinn.



We carved a horse for Grace, of course!

Horse
Originally uploaded by pwinn.



Here is my pumpkin owl, inspired by Martha Stewart. Don't worry, he's friendly!

Owl
Originally uploaded by pwinn.



And because I love knock knock jokes, I will leave you with one of my favorite ones....

Knock Knock!
Who's there?
Who
Who Who?
What are you...an Owl?

Thanks for looking!

12 comments:

Sue said...

Your pumpkins are lovely and especially the owl!
Happy Halloween!

Amy said...

Your pumpkins are gorgeous! I enjoyed all the pictures :)

Revee said...

Love the pictures of the girls when the were younger - how sweet! The pumpkins look great. Have fun tonight!

Mrs. Pivec said...

Hi, Kelli,

We worked on our pumpkins last night too and I've got a nice jar of roasted seeds sitting on the counter. I think that may be one of MY favorite treats of the season.

Your pies look great. :) I wish my family liked apple pies, but alas, they do not. Your crusts look lovely too... Perhaps you could e-mail me the recipe whenever you get a moment; mine never seems to work out the way I want it to...

Mrs. Staggs said...

Trick or treat Kelli!
What a sweet post. I love the idea of your whole family carving pumpkins together...and oh what pumpkins! They all turned out marvelous!
Happy Halloween!

Sharon Kay said...

Your little girls are just adorable and I am sure they are your little pumpkins.........the pumpkins are cute to..

Jenny said...

Hello, Kelli! I saw you over at another blog and thought I'd stop by. What a delightful surprise your blog is! I love it! PS Cute pumpkins and little ones, too!

Rowan said...

What great pumpkins - the horse is just fabulous - where do you get the transfers? Not much use me asking really since I'm not going to be able to get them over here anyway:(

Janet said...

I love your pumpkins! The horse is fantastic! The girls look so cute in the photos. Everyone seemed to have a good time and then there were roasted pumpkin seeds....Yum!

Kelli said...

Rowan, I got the transfers from the internet.
http://www.pumpkinlady.com/pattern.htm There are lots of nice ones!
Kelli

Jodi said...

What an awesome job of pumpkin carving! Love those!

MariaJ said...

You are carving masters! Amazing results.