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Oct 27 2013

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Jack-O-Lanterns

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It’s time to cut the faces!

Boy, it couldn’t have come any sooner!  Jake’s been counting down until it’s time to cut the pumpkin faces.  We let the kids paint their pumpkin faces when we got our pumpkins, so many days ago, but they couldn’t carve them until almost Halloween, since it’s been so warm.

As with most jobs, the kids get really excited to help … until it gets hard or boring.  Then it becomes Dad’s job.

Jake went right to where we keep the rubber gloves – he wasn’t messing around.  Soon, the others took note and followed suit.

Jake insisted I carve the face he had painted.  Both Liv and Gabe had other ideas.  Gabe and I found something scary on Pinterest, and Liv designed her own “girlie” pumpkin face.  I opted for silly and smiley.

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The “Before”

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Jake, getting right to work. All tasks that require concentration – require headphones.

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My crew, working hard.

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Eeewwwww!

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Super brave!

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Dad, hard at work, long after the rest got bored.

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Finished product: (L-R)
Liv, Jake, Dad, Gabe

That’s our offering – I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!  Look for them on the front porch on Halloween!

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BigCalfGuy

BigCalfGuy

I am a 39 year old, married, father of three amazing children; one of whom has autism. I fancy myself as more Atticus Finch than Holden Caulfield. Dynamite with a laser beam.

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