10/20/2008

sentimental heart

I drug my children to the pumpkin patch a couple weeks ago. The boys are too cool for school now so they don't want to do anything baby-ish like pumpkin patches, you follow? They should just trust me. I know how to show the kiddos a good time.

While at the patch they talked me into (that's what I tell people anyway) getting a slightly larger pumpkin than we usually get. I was thinking at the time that it was going to be our last Halloween in Oregon so it would be okay to get a little carried away in the spirit of Fall. I still feel that is perfectly reasonable. Forklift Shmorklift! It was 181 lbs of nothin'.

We had fun emptying the guts out yesterday. side note, notice Boston and Chris are not around they claim to gag on anything slimy. Suckers.

I'll post final carving stage in a few days.


18 comments:

Stephanie said...

Wow, that's fantastic! Seems like you'd have to get inside to carve the thing! :)

Darilyn said...

I love it! That is one great looking pumpkin. And that is a really good picture of you with rabbit ears and all.

Aundrea said...

I was just thinking that is a great picture of you too! I can't believe you bought an 81 pound pumpkin! Did they really need a forklift to help you to your car??

megan said...

yeah I was going to comment on how great you look in the picture too! Looks like a ton of fun. Tell Boston to not be such a wuss. So wince you guys aren't moving for a while now when are you all coming to visit AZ again? Thanksgiving? Christmas? You know gas prices are dropping.

Sarah said...

That pumpkin is huge. i can't wait to see it finished.

Sheri said...

That is the biggest, coolest pumpkin EVER. You better post pictures when you're done!

Chelle said...

I can imagine the transporting of that thing made for some good memories!

You really are that cool of a parent, they do need to stick by you!

Elizabeth said...

Okay, you look hot, and that pumpkin is awesome...two reasons your kids still need you! :-)

Mandy said...

181 POUNDS!! What that is gigantic!! That's has to be the biggest pumpkin I've ever seen. I LOVE it!...

Bridget said...

Go Merilee! I love that you do things like get 181 pound pumpkins. Awesome.

ducklips said...

Love your pumpkin, baby.

That sounds like the cheeziest pick up line ever.

Emily said...

Girl, you so crazy!

jaust.me said...

Wow! I just want to know if the seeds are edible?

The Schoonover Gang said...

You are my hero! I'm the lazy mom and make them pick little pumpkins that they can carry themselves.

sarahseekingsanity said...

Ok never even considered carving such a mamoth pumpkin. You are so amazing. Maybe I should grow some next year?

Jodi said...

THAT is one HUGE pumpkin! Love it and love your Halloweeeeeeen spirit :)

Is it done yet? Would love to see the finished product.

Bouncing Balls said...

That is AWESOME! I can hardly wait to see in person. I am going to have to do a drive by.

brenda said...

Holy jack-o!

You must have been up to your armpits.

I'm going to have to drive by and check it out. Can't wait to see the final masterpiece!!!