Sunday evening we turned the pumpkins Ella and Zoe chose from our trip to the apple orchard into Jack'O'Lanterns.
Ella wanted her pumpkin to have a sad face with eyebrows, but without a nose or any eyes.
Like this (minus her nose and eyes):
Zoe wanted a kitty face, just like how hers was painted.
And since Tom is much better at carving pumpkins than I am, he was in charge of all that fun stuff while I manned the camera.
First he used a pencil and tried to capture the girls' jack-o-lantern visions (he only had to erase a few times before he got it 'right').
Then it was time to cut, carve, scoop and sort . . .
. . . while Ella was content wearing her witch's dress and only wanted the orange circle painted on her cheek. It was a pumpkin without a stem, just like the pumpkin she chose.
Then it was time to light the candles.
(Tom loves using his mini-blow torch whenever he gets a chance)
Love Ella's expression : )
*Ella's Final Product*