Monday, October 27, 2008

The Beginning of a Family Tradition

Saturday, October 25th 2008 marked the beginning of a fall tradition that will be in the Mitchell family for years to come.....Pumpkin Carving and Caramel Apples. Apparently Patrick and I had no real childhood since neither of us had participated in any formal carving of a pumpkin. Lindsay and Harrison (our fellow Georgians) jumped at the opportunity to be the first to partake in this experience with us. Patrick, the zealous pumpkin carver he is, bought a rather large pumpkin, which made the cleaning out quite a task. Bailey had his share of pumpkin himself, being that he licked our arms or hands with every attempt to clean out the gunk (yes, that is a word) in the pumpkin. By the way, have you ever felt that stuff? Wow. After I did the cleaning, Patrick did the carving. Because Harrison takes this very seriously, he provided the carving kit, which came with numerous options for the face of the pumpkin. We went easy on Patrick since this was his first carving and picked an easier face. He did a great job! He carved meticulously with precision and accuracy. We topped off the night with homemade caramel apples. Geez oh Pete. They were fabulous. A little hard on the TMJ, but fabulous. It was a great night and I look forward to doing it for years to come.

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

What fun pictures! And holy crap- that's Harrison Huxford! I didn't realize that was who "Lindsay and Harrison" were until I looked at the pictures bigger.

Glad y'all are having fun!