3rd Annual Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Contest

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!

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Before we started carving, we let the kids paint their own pumpkins they brought. The kids wait for this every year!

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Our friends and neighbors make some pretty cute kids…

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Liam also carved a pumpkin himself, and he won Most Creative Pumpkin!

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Can’t wait to start planning our masterpieces for next year!

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