Monday, October 31, 2011

A Tradition

This is our fourth annual pumpkin carving contest.  Every year my kids carve their pumpkins trying to make them the spookiest, funniest, and most creative one from all the others.  Their dad and me are the judges, and we decide who will come in first place.  The only rules are there are no props and no pumpkin carving kits.  So, on with the contest while we watch these sweet pumpkins being carved the old fashioned way.

I love the way they smell after opening a freshly carved pumpkin.

Happy Face


"Hi" Pumpkin



What better way to celebrate Halloween than a
Mad Tea Party?

So, the Scarecrow won first place.  We thought it was unique, fun, and alot of time went into making it.

Which one is your favorite?  Have a good week, my sweet friends.



Ginger Zuck said...

OMGosh! Sheri, they are all awesome. How would you ever choose! I'm liking the cheeseball and wine!! Caramel apples look pretty awesome too. The pumpkins are all great.

Becky~ said...

Goodmorning Sheri!I love the traditional smiling pumpkin, my girls would love the scarecrow.Happy halloween!

Thanks for visiting.Im like you I did always love dogs.But not until the last few years I seem to adore cats alot.For me they are less hassle,and much more quiet,lol.I guess its the girls are grown out of the house and Im here myself.So its peacful.Blessings!

Lori said...

What FUN! I like the monster jack-o-lantern and the cheese ball! :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

The scarecrow is my favorite! :D

NanaDiana said...

Sherry-What fun! I have to tell you that as I scrolled through I picked the winner! THAT was a LOT of work! Looks like a Monster Ball at your house- xo Diana

C'est moi Claudette said...

The candy apples are my favourite, lol. I'll take two please, one for me and one for Randy.
Happy Day

Happy@Home said...

What a fun idea and so neat to see the creativity of each one of them. I don't think I could pick a winner :).
The Mad Tea Party looks like a fun and tasty way to celebrate. Love that cheeseball.
Happy Halloween!!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Sheri!!!

Looks like such a wonderful & fun tradition!!! I liked the scarecrow best too - but they are all great! :)

Happy Halloween, dear friend! Enjoy it with your loved ones!


magie said...

Happy Halloween!

Very creative pumpkins..I like the spooky smile on the happy faced one. The scarecrow pumpkin is really well done, such detail.
How fun, a Mad Tea Party! The treats look pretty yummy!

Have a fun one :)

Karen said...

Oooo, Sheri, the pumpkins are so cute! I like the monster one. And your mad hatter party was spectacular! All the goodies looked awesome! Thanks for your visit too.

Susie Swanson said...

My goodness, I love them all. I'm thinking the caramel apples. Just to hard to choose. Hope you have a Happy Halloween.

Tanya said...

Those are some amazing pumpkins. I would love to come to your Tea party. How fun!

Daniella said...

What an awesome tradition and fun day!!!
I hate to pick one pumpkin! They were all wonderful! But scarecrow looked amazing, especially for a hand carved pumpkin!!
Happy Halloween!

Deborah said...

Ummm my favourite is the caramel apple! Lol
They are all great but I like the smile face.

Deborah xoxo

Becky~ said...

Thanks for your visit my friend always nice seeing you.Blessings!

Kristin said...

Hi Sheri! My favourite is the scarecrow - love him! What a great halloween tea :) Thanks for your sweet birthday wish. I had a great time and will post about it soon. Have a wonderful new week!

Kristin xo


Sounds like fun. The pumpkins are delightful. It's tough to narrow it down. But I kinda like the monster and the scarecrow. Just think the winner wins bragging rights for a whole year. GREAT photos of your party. LOVED everything.

Cottage and Broome said...

Hey Sheri, Looks like you had fun, I agree the scarecrow would have been the winner in my book. I love the dearly departed bottle too, that is great. Thanks for stopping by, Laura - Cottage and Broome

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

I would like to know a little more about the wine!
What a fun night!

Ivy and Elephants said...

I'm loving the monster! You guys did a great job.
That "Mad" tea party is the best.
Great fun!

The French Hutch said...

Hi, I think this is a great idea for your children and great family fun. All the pumpkins are clever and they are all terrific. You and your daughters have a great blog, its beautiful! I look forward to your future post after I finish taking the tour. Thanks for your invitation, I'm happy to follow you.

The French Hutch

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, everything looks wonderful. I cannot believe I have not made caramel apples this year. I have a whole bunch of Granny Smiths sitting on my kitchen table just begging to be dipped in caramel. Thanks for the reminder. Yum!!

Betsy said...

They're all so cute--but the scarecrow looks like it took a long time! My kids (not kids, I guess they're 26, 23 and 21) have an unofficial pumpkin carving contest every year. They try to outdo each other. This year my son carved a 55 pound pumpkin! Your party looked like so much fun. Lots of good memories!

Cami said...

Wow Sheri, how fun!! Great pumpkins and a Mad Tea fun is that!! (And yummy, I'm sure. Hehe!)
<3-Cami from First Day of My Life