Animated Cat Halloween 2014: Pumpkin Carving Part Two

Forget love — I'd rather fall in chocolate! ~Attributed to Sandra J. Dykes

Carving And Judging... The Fun Continues (Page Seven)

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The carving activities continue and the kitchen is full of pepitas and apple sauce.  We will soon be "judging" the pumpkins but they will all be fantastic.

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014

Did You Know? - A jack-o'-lantern is a carved pumpkin, or turnip, associated chiefly with the holiday of Halloween, and was named after the phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat bogs, called will-o'-the-wisp or jack-o'-lantern.

In a jack-o'-lantern, the top is cut off to form a lid, and the inside flesh then scooped out; an image, usually a monstrous face, is carved out of the pumpkin's rind to expose the hollow interior.

To create the lantern effect, a light source is placed within before the lid is closed.

This is traditionally a flame or electric candle, though pumpkin lights featuring various colors and flickering effects are also marketed specifically for this purpose. It is common to see jack-o'-lanterns on doorsteps and otherwise used as decorations during Halloween.

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014
Batch #1 have left the oven

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014
Easy to do... 425 for about 10-15 minutes on a "pammed" cookie sheet

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014
Sprinkle spices on the seeds per your taste....
We use garlic powder, chili powder, and seasoning salt... Plus a non-spiced version

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The apple sauced is beginning to take form

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OMG... They are still at it

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014
Careful... You will poke his eye out!"

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014
Fiona is still preparing her punkin for carving

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014
Finally Sue gets a change to sit down

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014
Examine that pattern..... Very busy

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014
We wondered what happened to all the stickers

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014
TV is on... That is a sign that the "Little Kids" have lost interest...
The "Big Kids" keep plugging away!

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014
Greg is still plugging along

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014
She is almost ready to cut!

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Lisa is making something

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014

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"I'm checking up on the kitchen activities"

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That was hard work

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The last batch of seeds getting soaked

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014
It is taking form... Wow! It's a work of art

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014

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Fiona's work of art takes center stage

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014
Simple but elegant

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Another artist displaying his wares

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Talented!

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Boo reminds us of "Boofus"... Dave's pet pumpkin from years gone by!

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014

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"Hello there"

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It's a line-up... The victims are going to identify the guilty pumpkin

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"I recognize that one... He spit out a seed!"

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The girls are happy with their work

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014
The lighting begins...  Lisa places the candles

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Fiona lights them up

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Looking good

Quotation To Remember: "Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness." ― Anne Frank

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"I feel all warm inside"

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Wow!

 

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"What is the guy on the end laughing about??"

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014
"Please... Take my picture"

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Michele snaps the little pumpkins

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014
Greg uses the iPhone to take pictures and perhaps a movie

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014
Someone was out front with a new car...

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Luisa captures the evidence

Quotation To Remember: "There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."

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On the spa... Easier to see

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It's a staring contest

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Stories will be told

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"Snap click... iPhones gone wild!"

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"OMG... I do not have my lipstick on!"

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Happy Halloween

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Everyone got into the act

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Grandma Sue comes out to join the fun

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"I am the witch? "

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Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014
"G-r-r-r-r-r-r"

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014
Family fun.... The best kind of fun...

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Precise photos done here

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No! They are not texting each other

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014
Liahna says.... "Hey... I am a pumpkin!"

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Sue and Paul enjoying the day

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Frank examines the artwork up close

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014
"Great Grandpa... I will carry the lid "

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014
Saying good night

Pumpkin carving October 26th 2014

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