Thursday, November 1, 2012

That One Time We Grew A Giant Pumpkin & Made It Awesome

So, this year's Halloween was pretty tame.  We didn't stay home and pass out candy, because we're bad people.  Instead we went over to Shawn's parent's house to carve the pumpkin we grew in their garden.  (The same pumpkin I told you about in this post.  You know, in case you thought it was a different pumpkin.)  We decided that instead of doing just the regular ol' carving - we'd do fancy carving.  You know, something like this:

Except, you know, about 700 million times less awesome.  It took Shawn and his brother a good solid 20 minutes to get the top off of our 75 pound pumpkin.  Homeboy was one thick sonofabitch.  They finally got through, and it was obvious that the pumpkin could have totally grown way bigger - but didn't get a chance, because we may or may not have planted it too late.  You just wait until next year.

Anyways, Shawn brought his drill, and we just kind of... went for it.  I can honestly say I've never carved a pumpkin with a drill before, but I highly suggest it.  Well, I can actually still say I've never carved a pumpkin with a drill, because, well, Shawn did.  But it looked a lot easier than what I've been doing for the last 20 years.  But I did help with scraping the eyes and the teeth, and even though I got a little knife happy on some of the teeth, I was pretty impressed with my scraping skills.

This was possibly the messiest pumpkin I've ever carved/scraped in my entire life.  When Shawn would drill - watery chunks of pumpkin would come oozing out, which was gross on so many different levels.  And when we were scraping, pumpkin juice would mist into our faces.  Toby was loving it though.  We kept trying to stop him from eating all the pumpkin goop, because I was sure if he ate any more he'd have diarrhea for days.  No one wants that.

Anyways, over the course of the almost 3 hours it took to finish, I made myself useful and took about 800 pictures of everything - so I'll post some of 'em below for your viewing pleasure.  Yooooou're welcome.

 This picture seriously cracks me up every time I see it.  Don't you just want to be his friend?

Turns out a candle wasn't enough light, and a light bulb, well... you see.

We probably tried taking this picture 27 times.

^These guys.


Soooo, yeah!  That was our Halloween.  Well, that, and we watched Scream 2... because last Halloween we watched the first one, and apparently it's a tradition now.  All I can say is, I can't believe there are four of those movies.  I've never been one to laugh at scary movies, because I'm an enormous pansy.  But these ones?  I couldn't hardly help myself.  

Anyways, hope ya'll had a satisfying Halloween!  I guess we can all start getting ready for our sweater bodies now, eh?  

Happy Almost-Weekend, yo.

1 comment:

  1. Love the photo of Shawn, Toby, and the pumpkin! I think you guys did and awesome job. :)