Thursday, October 28, 2010

One Big Pumpkin

The Short Version
That is Sally.
Sitting in our pumpkin.


The Long Version
We visited Bates Nut Farm.
Like most farms, it had animals for us to inspect.

And there were animals for us to feed.

Lots of them.

And more.

Of course, there was a hay filled tractor ride.
(that apparently the moms were more excited about than the kids)

Followed by a scenic pony ride.
(by scenic, I mean there was a lovely view of port-a-potties)

Topped off with some wheelbarrow fun.

This was all good, but nothing we hadn't seen before.

Until...

Poof! A huge pumpkin magically appeared beneath Sally.

Justin wondered what I had gotten him into.
But Brent's saw got him excited.
A lot excited.

Owen went into shock over the 12.2 lbs of pumpkin guts.
Yes, we weighed.

Errin took over de-gutting duties.
She was in there for awhile.

And then Sally made herself at home.


Since my carving was taking so long,
she befriended Brent & Errin's completed (home-grown) pumpkin.

And finally...my masterpiece & I shared a bonding moment.

17 comments:

Leana and Mark said...

This is one cool pumpkin!!!

Rachel Lyn said...

holy CRAP! i love this post! I love your story. i love that PUMPKIN! And Justin's saw-cutting face. And Owen's shocked face.

Krissie said...

I totally LOVE it! I really can't wait to see you in March!!!

Julie said...

so rad!

Aubree said...

This wins as best pumpkin carving post of the year! Looks like a lot of fun. Your kids are seriously so cute.

Dasha said...

You just had to have the biggest pumpkin, right? WOW, looks great!

Joanna & Ben said...

That is awesome, We saw nothing near that size, lucky. I love The saw, too funny.

Lisa said...

Holy Moly! That is insanely huge. I loved Justin's face as he was cutting out the top. Hahha. Your posts are always so fun!!

Jessica Crozier said...

Huge!! Nice job on the carving…I think Justin was just excited to use that big saw thing! Where is Bates Nut Farm? We might have to take a trip out there next time!

danna said...

Oh my heck! I love it! You have some skills....

Steph said...

What a score! I'd have taken that thing home too!
How on earth did you carve it so cute!? That's a big task :) Nice killer face on Justin and props to Errin for doing the grimy!

Sherri said...

Loved the post, too!!!

Karen Burr said...

I mostly liked Errin's head in the pumpkin.

Bethany said...

Wow! That is one big pumpkin!

tamir said...

That pumkin is awesome! You should have put Sally or Drew in there and had him/her pop up when the trick-or-treaters came by...

KatieJ said...

That is so awesome!!! I love it! How did you get that monster in your car? I love it.

bloggirl1019 said...

that PUMPKIN! AMAZING!