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Carving The Pumpkins Begins By Getting Pumpkins!

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Load 'em up Paul

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We are on our way to Malarkey's now!
(The wagon was so heavy we hired a guy to pull them to the car)

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Now this is a great pumpkin!

Time To Carve The Pumpkins!

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Before... They look so peaceful

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We have arrived and the cauldron is ready!

Did You Know? - A cauldron (or caldron) is a large metal pot (kettle) for cooking and/or boiling over an open fire, with a large mouth and frequently with an arc-shaped hanger.

Cauldrons have largely fallen out of use in the developed world as cooking vessels. While still used for practical purposes, a more common association in Western culture is the cauldron's use in witchcraft—a cliché popularized by various works of fiction, such as Shakespeare's play Macbeth. In fiction, witches often prepare their potions in a cauldron. Also, in Irish folklore, a cauldron is purported to be where leprechauns keep their gold and treasure.

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"Bring on the pumpkins... I am ready!"

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Lot's of chopping and slicing going on out here!

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We are very thankful!!

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Theo is attempting to cast a spell!

Did You Know? - Dry ice, sometimes referred to as "cardice" (chiefly British chemists), is the solid form of carbon dioxide. It is used primarily as a cooling agent. Its advantages include lower temperature than that of water ice and not leaving any residue (other than incidental frost from moisture in the atmosphere). It is useful for preserving frozen foods, ice cream, etc., where mechanical cooling is unavailable.
Dry ice sublimes at −78.5 °C (−109.3 °F) at Earth atmospheric pressures. This extreme cold makes the solid dangerous to handle without protection due to burns caused by freezing (frostbite). While generally not very toxic, the outgassing from it can cause hypercapnia (abnormally elevated carbon dioxide levels in the blood) due to buildup in confined locations.

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Eye of knewt!

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He is awaiting something to happen

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Oops!

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Grandpa Paul grew this pumpkin for Nick!

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Who gave Connor a sharp tool?

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Irene is working hard!

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Years And Years Of Carving Tools/Patterns Are Available

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Complete with electric drills!

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Theo selects his tools

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Patterns for all!

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Luisa is ready to go to work on her pumpkin!

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"I am ready to attack the big one!"

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Lilly is trying to figure out what is going on! Frank is hard at work!

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We are not afraid of some old pumpkin!

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Connor is on a mission!

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Meanwhile outside more cleaning is underway!

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"Looks like they are doing well!"

Time For Pumpkin Seeds

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We pick the seeds out and roast them!

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Grandma Sue gets ready to cook the pumpkin seeds!

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Sprinkle a little oil in each pan!


Voila... 40 minutes later ready to eat!

Meanwhile The Carving Continues

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Frank gets a hand from daughter Luisa

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They are working hard!

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The work is proceeding well!

Working Hard!

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The thinner the walls of the pumpkin the easier to carve

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Don't look at us... We are rubber and plastic... Plus we sing!

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Scooping out the guts... Peter has a mess on his hands

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Battle of the football teams...

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Having a long reach is a good thing!

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We are going to have a lot of seeds today!

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Connor is still hard at work!

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Luisa will feel it tomorrow morning!

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"Pretty good, huh?"

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The boys are out near the TV

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Sue got something special for Pete!

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Pete could NOT resist

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"It's a self-image.... I call him Happy!"

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Gets a few minutes rest from behind the camera

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Football is coming to life

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Connor found a pen

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The Cowboys appear to be behind!

Lisa And Jeffrey Pay A Visit

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Jeffrey arrives

Did You Know? - The Papillon( "butterfly[-eared]"), also called the Continental Toy Spaniel, is a breed of dog of the Spaniel type. One of the oldest of the toy spaniels, it derives its name from its characteristic butterfly-like look of the long and fringed hair on the ears, the French word for "butterfly" being papillon.

A Papillon with dropped ears is called a Phalène (French for moth). The small head is slightly rounded between the ears with a well defined stop.

The muzzle is somewhat short, thin tapering to the nose. The dark, medium-sized, round eyes have thin black rims, often extending at the junction of the eyelids towards the ears.

The large ears can either be erect or dropped with rounded tips. The teeth meet in a scissors bite. The long tail is set high carried over the body, and covered with long, fine hair. Dewclaws are sometimes removed.

The straight, long, fine, single coat has extra frill on the chest, ears, back of the legs and the tail. Coat color is white with patches of any color. A mask of a color other than white covers both ears and eyes from back to front.

 

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Ready to pounce!

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"Hey Mommy... I can roll over!"

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Lilly enjoys the little jumping display!

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"Grandpa... I can jump also!"

Vampires...

Q: How does a girl vampire flirt?
A: She bats her eyes.

Q: What is a vampires least favorite food?
A: Steak

Q: What's it called when a vampire has trouble with his house? A:
A grave problem.

Q: Why doesn't anybody like Dracula?
A: He has a bat temper.

Q: Why did Dracula go to the dentist?
A: He had a fang-ache.

Q: What has webbed feet, feathers, fangs and goes quack-quack? A: Count Duckula

Q: Why are vampires like false teeth?
A: They all come out at night.

Q: Who does Dracula get letters from?
A: His fang club.

Q: Why did Dracula take cold medicine?
A: To stop his coffin.

Q: Why does Dracula wear patent leather shoes?
A: Sandals don't look good with his tuxedo.

Q: What type of dog does every vampire have?
A: Bloodhound!

Q: Why did the vampire need mouthwash?
A: Because he had bat breath.

Q: What's a Vampire's least favorite song?
A: Another one bites the dust!

Q: What is a vampire's favorite fruit?
A: A necktarine

Q: How did the ghost say goodbye to the vampire?
A: So long sucker!

Q: What did Dracula have for dessert?
A: Whine & Ice scream

Q: What is Dracula's favorite restaraunt?
A: Murder King

Q: Where do vampires keep their money?
A: The blood bank!!!

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Comparing notes! Looks like the first quarter is underway

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Pete hard at work!

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We should have recorded the banter back and forth

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"Daddy! What are they doing?"

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Zack has a new truck! Beautiful

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Robin checks the score!

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Pete is working hard.... He wants to win the championship!

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Jeffrey wants a pumpkin!

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They are beginning to compare notes

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Jeffrey is interested in the dry ice cauldron

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Irene was working hard

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OK... I will resort to a machine!

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Hey... It works!

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"It's looking good!"

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Where is Nick?

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Spooky!

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Time to relax!

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Jeffrey gets to watch some football!

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Jeffrey was so well behaved... He was delightful!

Time To Set Up The Display!

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Set it down carefully!

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Luisa's work of art!

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Cowboys and "The Holy Pumpkin"

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Game On!

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Who punched all the holes in me?

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Lights go out and scary things come forward

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Boo!

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Irene's pumpkin on the left won the informal vote!

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Is that Frank or another pumpkin without lights?

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Luisa puts the top of her psychedelic pumpkin

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Looking good!

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Luisa's pumpkin is now blue going to purple!

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Decisions Decisions!

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The boys are back tot the iPhones

Teasing The Vampires...

Q: Why was the girl afraid of the vampire?
A: He was all bite and no bark.

Q: Where does Count Dracula usually eat his lunch?
A: At the casketeria.

Q: What does a vampire never order at a restaurant?
A: A stake sandwich...

Q: Why do vampires need mouthwash?
A: They have bat breath...

Q: What does a vampire fear most?
A: Tooth decay.

Q: What's a vampire's favorite fast food?
A: A guy with very high blood pressure...

Q: Why did Dracula take cold medicine?
A: To stop his coffin

Q: What is a vampire's favorite mode of transportation?
A: A blood vessel...

Q: Why did the Vampire read the Wall Street Journal?
A: He heard it had great circulation.

Q: What is a vampires favorite holiday?
A: Fangsgiving

Q: What happens when two vampires meet?
A: It was love at first bite!

Q: Which building does Dracula visit in New York?
A: The Vampire State Building.

Q: What do you get when you cross a vampire with the internet?
A: blood-thirsty hacker baby

Q: What do you get when you cross a vampire and a snow man?
A: Frostbite

Q: Why do vampires scare people?
A: They are bored to death!

Q. What is a vampires favorite ice cream flavor?
A. Vainilla.

Q: How can you tell a vampire likes baseball?
A: Every night he turns into a bat.

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It's messy but well worth it!

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Be good and put your tools away

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"I am taking "The Holy One" home with me

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The moon is up... Time to howl

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