I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween!

DH and I don’t really do much Halloween celebrating, but a few years ago we started up the pumpkin carving tradition. And by we, I mean DH. I just watch and take pictures of the final result. Three years ago he decided to enter a pumpkin carving contest at work despite never having carved a pumpkin.

Since my pumpkin carving experience from childhood had been limited to carving triangle eyes and jagged teeth into a pumpkin, I was pretty surprised that his first carving was this haunting Red Riding Hood Scene.

Two years ago, the pumpkin carving contest at work required them to draw on the pumpkins, so he came up with this.

Last year there was no carving contest at work. He entered a random one, but we can’t find any pictures.

This year the theme for the carving contest is super heroes, so he did this Batman and Penguin scene. But instead of just regular carving, he decided to take on 3-D carving. Given his lack of tools or drawing template, I thought he did a pretty good job.

He also carved me my “cute” pumpkin, using my favorite character, Donutella from the Tokidoki brand. A character with donut ears and a donut skirt, how could I not fall in love with her?

I didn’t bake any Halloween themed desserts this year. Actually, normally I never do. Last year was the rare occurrence when I did two:

Jack-O-Lantern Nutella Cakes

Meringue Ghost Cupcakes

Happy Halloween everyone!


8 Responses to “Happy Halloween”

  1. caninecologne — October 31, 2012 at 5:55 am

    Happy Halloween! Your DH did an awesome job on those pumpkins! I really like the painted one! My husband was impressed with the Batman vs the Penguin pumpkins.

    He carved our last night. Will be posting those later today! Ours our geeky, heh heh.

    • Kirbie replied: — October 31st, 2012 @ 8:31 am

      My favorite is still his original RRH one. Though it was cool to see a 3-D style of carving, but it seems so much harder with all the different layers and thick/thinness to get it just right when lighting it. He won the two previous competitions at his work. I’m hoping he wins again this year.

  2. Tina — October 31, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Ummm, those pumpkins are incredible! DH is a true artiste (yes, with an “e”)! If only Dan were more artistic and I were less lazy…then maybe we’d actually have awesome pumpkins for Halloween for once.

    • Kirbie replied: — October 31st, 2012 @ 8:32 am

      Haha, thanks! I’ll let him know you said that. Yeah I don’t have the patience for pumpkin carving. We have one more left in the house uncarved. I suggested we just eat it. hehee.

  3. Soo — October 31, 2012 at 9:51 am

    DH has skills!

    • Kirbie replied: — October 31st, 2012 @ 10:35 am

      Thanks I’ll tell him that.

  4. DH — October 31, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Thank you for the kind words everyone! Have a Happy Halloween!

    • Kirbie replied: — October 31st, 2012 @ 10:45 am

      I hope this encourages you to draw more and not be lazy. ;-)

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