Tonight was pumpkin carving night. My sister decided to spend one more night in Indy and we had to put our time to good use. I've also been begging my roommates to carve pumpkins with me so this was obviously the best way to spend our evening. Kristen and I took a quick trip to get the pumpkins and got three...one for me, one for her, and one for the boys to share (we figured that's all they could handle). After spending wayyy too much time deciding which gourds would be the best choice (add in plenty of "my gourd is bigger than your gourd" jokes), we finally got home and got started. We had no idea what was ahead of us for the night. A majority of this blog post will be a photo story...as pictures can tell a thousand words.
Nathan helped Kristen finish cutting the bottom out while Sonia watched the process...
Everyone was workin up a sweat, and Joe was no exception with pumpkin on his face!
Sonia's new blackberry was in danger with all the knives and pumpkin goop.
Tim was trying to get some homework done while all of this was going on, it wasn't easy...
Especially when Kristen was throwing the pumpkin goop at him...
Kristen was also telling a lot of stories, such as how when I was little I didn't want to put my hands inside the pumpkin and she always had to coax me to clean it out.
Tim finally came out of hiding just to eat some pumpkin seeds...uncooked. It's been said before and I'll say it again. Tim will eat ANYTHING.
Nothing shows sisterly love like gettin your hands dirty.
Nathan was acting as DJ. The choice of music? Loretta Lynn's and Conway Twitty's "Country Bumpkin". Full lyrics can be viewed at: http://www.lyricstime.com/loretta-lynn-and-conway-twitty-country-bumpkin-lyrics.html
Nathan's version can be listened to on the video below:
About now is the time when things get REALLY interesting. Tim became a pumpkin head! Notice his wicked dance moves. He went to visit the neighbor. Our poor neighbors are always getting strange visits from my roommates. (See post "Stomach turnin/Butt burnin" for more neighbor fun!)
Finally we were done with our pumpkins!! After asking the neighbors if they would be offended by the pumpkin that Tim and Nathan created (they thankfully said no) we set them all outside to be adored by all. We're guessing our apartment complex will be destroying our pumpkins soon. We'll blame it on the neighbors, it's fine.
The title of the final product is, "IU HOMECOMING 2009. FML"
And finally we ended the night by making Joe be our photographer for family photos