Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Fall Festival and Pumpkin Carving

Russ and I took Chloe Jo to the local Fall Festival on Monday evening. I love that she wore her Halloween costume and that it will get used twice this year.
Doesn't she look adorable as Raggedy Ann??? I love the costume I found for her!
She is the prettiest Raggedy Ann I've ever seen! I may give her freckles for trick-or-treating Saturday evening.
When we got to the Fall Festival we bought several tickets so Chloe Jo could do the activities. She didn't know what to think at first (you know it takes her a while to warm up to everything). Once she understood that she would get little prizes for the games, she decided she wanted to do them after all.
She was super-duper excited about her spider ring!
This ring-toss game was her favorite.
Daddy and his sweet Raggedy Chloe.
Daddy, Raggedy Chloe and Momma at the Fall Festival.
After we got home, we put Chloe Jo to bed and brought our 2 large pumpkins inside for a little bit of carving fun.
Russ was great about scooping out the innards so I could concentrate on the carving.
We found a couple of carving patterns on the internet and printed them off.
I taped the patterns to the pumpkins and used a pumpkin drill to poke holes around the outside of each of the pictures.
I love the way our pumpkins turned out. Cookie Monster and Elmo...doesn't get much cuter than that!
I had to rescrape Elmo's mouth and outline, but it still doesn't show as well as Cookie Monster's. The pumpkin must be more dense or something like that. We bought the pumpkins from two different places so they might not be the same species.
We had such a fun time on Monday with the Fall Festival and pumpkin carving. I can't wait to take Chloe Jo trick-or-treating on Saturday evening!


Alicia_B said...

Oh my goodness - that is the cutest costume ever!!!

Miss Tori said...

There was a recent discussion on a local news station's FB page about when to go trick or treating. Here in Colorado, it will be done on Sunday night, actual Halloween. So your community does it Saturday night instead? I've never heard of doing it on a night other than Halloween.

Ashley said...

LOVE the pumpkins! Nice work!