Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Couple Days After All Hallow's Day?

our jack o lantern

Dara, Feyi and I carved our pumpkin on Saturday.  And we finally got to light it tonight!  Their mom liked it so much she brought out her camera and took pictures of the girls with it after they had their baths!

Dara and Feyi each drew an eye, and luckily, they both wanted the same type of mouth.  I did the nose because that part of the pumpkin was bad and had to come out.

DSCI0631The pumpkins here are shaped a little differently than back home, so we actually did it sideways.  That gave the pumpkin the best base to stand on its own.  It's also more of a peachy color than orange, but that doesn't surprise me.  None of the food here is the same color as at home.  Makes me wonder what we do to our fruits and veggies! 

The girls had more fun playing with the insides of the pumpkin than anything else.  But that's probably because I wouldn't let them do any of the cutting.  (And I only had a big knife, which made those circles in the eyes rather difficult.)  Dara mashed a whole bunch of pumpkin guts into a ball and was playing catch with it.  Luckily, we were carving the pumpkin outside.

So far it hasn't melted, but we're in the dry season here, so that might have something to do with it.

1 comment:

MaryRuth said...

ooooOOHHH! I LOVE it!! The two eye thing is a great idea.
I've heard that squashes are popular food items in Africa, I was just curious what type you would end up with. Great job!