October 20, 2009

Pumpkin patch

I wish we went to a Pumpkin Patch! Just to the local Grocer Broulim's to pick out this year's future Jack-O-Laterns. Usually we do them the day of or before Halloween which I thought was silly because the day after Halloween is Novemeber and Jack-O-Laterns are no longer appropriate as Holiday seasons go. So we did our pumpkins way early! Maybe everyone has has caught onto this idea but for us it's new!

David's Winner
My Winner!

Mine says LOVE
Of course he did the Macintosh Apple

1 comment:

  1. I love a good Jack O'lantern. When these get old (and pumkins will get old fast) you can always get another one and do a different design! Yea! Here is a fun fact I dug up -
    A jack-o'-lantern (sometimes also spelled Jack O'Lantern) is typically a carved pumpkin. It is associated chiefly with the holiday Halloween, and was named after the phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat bogs, called ignis fatuus or jack-o'-lantern. In a jack-o'-lantern, typically the top is cut off, and the inside flesh then scooped out; an image, usually a monstrous face, is carved onto the outside surface, and the lid replaced. At night a light is placed inside to illuminate the effect. The term is not particularly common outside North America, although the practice of carving lanterns for Halloween is.