The pumpkins get better and better each year at our annual pumpkin carving/decorating contest! The judges had a hard time picking the winners this year!
Before we started carving, we let the kids paint their own pumpkins they brought. The kids wait for this every year!
Our friends and neighbors make some pretty cute kids…
Years ago we only carried an ice chest wherever we were going….now everyone shows up with a stroller, a bouncer, a walker, and baby bags – how life has changed!
When the carving starts, there is a lot of friendly competition and smack talk. I love how involved everyone gets – that’s what makes it so fun!
The judges have dinner and are called when everyone is finished carving. They do not know which pumpkins were carved by who, so it makes the competition a little more fun. They had their work cut out for them, because all the pumpkins came out really good!
Cutest Pumpkin: Mickey Mouse (Brooke)
Most Original Pumpkin: The Double Headed Pumpkin (Heidi)
Funniest Pumpkin: Pumpkin Poop (Laurie)
Most Artistic Pumpkin: Werewolf (Devin)
Scariest Pumpkin: Dracula (DLo)
Overall Winner: Evil Jack-O-Lantern (Seth)
Seth also carved an Elsa pumpkin for his girls – came out awesome!
Liam also carved a pumpkin himself, and he won Most Creative Pumpkin!
Can’t wait to start planning our masterpieces for next year!