Thursday night Jack took this photo of a beautiful rainbow over the backyard of the Pines....I think today we ended up with the pot of gold right here! I had all the Grandkiddos and parents over for some homemade veggie soup, shredded chicken sandwiches and old favorite for dessert...homemade donuts! But first the little ones ran around outside between the rain drops and after eating they all picked out a pumpkin from the bunch I brought home yesterday. Then it was every carver for themselves! Who were the cast of characters? Well......
These two little nuggets...Cameron with his new glasses and behind him hiding is Anthony the big brother.
Addy and her Daddy...her Sis Lexi couldn't come because she was home sick. We missed you Lexi-Loo!
Our Son Jack was ready with the knife...geez, could you find a bigger one?
Cameron was ready with his big spoon for the clean out.
PawPaw was ready and willing to give a hand to help clean out the innerds....
Summer had a pattern all picked out and she was ready to cut!
Driana and Summer really got into the spirit of the day...these two beauties are 3yrs apart in age and I think they look like twins! Driana is the older so that doesn't make her too happy!
This little 3yr old has the technique down pat for pumpkin cleaning out. Such concentration.
Anthony isn't letting his broken arm slow him down...the cast comes off this week, so I'm glad I got a pic of it for posterity...hey, the color matches his pumpkin!
Ta-Da!!! Can you tell which ones are the pumpkin faces? They're all scary!
After all the pumpkins were carved the gang was ready for a sweet treat. I'm sure everyone has made these goodies at some time in their life. My Mom used to make them when we were camping as kids and I've made them many times for my kiddos when they were little. They're still a fav around here. Using biscuit dough, hot oil and some sugar and cinnamon in a paper bag...fry them up, put them in the sugar mixture and shake, shake, shake...it's a hit!
Summer is eating so dainty...not wanting to get any sugar on those pretty nails I think!
Addie needed some help with her sticky fingers...
I think all that sugar has gone to Cameron's head! That's Anthony on one side and his Momma Stephanie on the other.
With full tummies and carved gourds,everyone headed for home and all had smiles as big as "jack-o-lantern" has here. It was a fun day!