Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Pumpkin Carving Fail

I don't know if I can adequately describe the type of fiasco our pumpkin carving was tonight.
But let's see:
Baby C is sick with another runny nose.  BOOOOO!!!!  So he's toddling around, nose running, feverish and overall grumpy.

The house is a DISASTER, thanks to me not being organized today and trying to get too many things done with a sick baby.
Our pumpkin is half rotten.

We try to clear off dinner from the table, and as Mr. H goes to put the leftovers in the fridge, they fall all over the floor and pasta flies everywhere.  

I attempt to convince Mr. H that I want to listen to Christmas music while we carve.  He refuses. :)  We choose the Beatles, and decide it will be a family tradition.

So with the Beatles blaring, we start to carve. 

Carving a rotten pumpkin is pretty easy, surprise!

As we lift the top of our pumpkin off, there is a shattering of glass, and to the music of "Can't Buy Me Love", Baby C has knocked over our glass candy jar, shattering it to smithereens.  
Baby C is terrified, and we all jump into action.

So, with the Beatles blaring in the background, Baby C sobbing, Mr. H attempts to vacuum up the glass.

But whoops.  The vacuum decides it's sucking power is zero.

Mr. H is down on all fours, trying to sweep and pick up the glass.

Baby C is much more feverish, and is so sad.

Mr. H and I look at each other 
and decide to call it a night.

We drop that pumpkin right back outside, and get little baby C to sleep.  

Our attempted "happy face" pictures
I think Mr. H's face says it all
But on happier, more brighter notes:
*I'm teaching a little girl piano and voice lessons that lives in our court. It has been such a blast.  But today, she sang "Tomorrow" from Annie, and it made me tear up.  She was awesome and truly singing from her little soul.  It made me so happy.
*Baby C said a new word today: "BANANA!"  
*Have you seen these two videos?

*Got to talk to the sister tonight.  And found out we both love the movie "Steel Magnolias"



  1. haha! that cracked me up! A for effort! also, can we find all of the best steel magnolia lines???

    1. Yes!!! How about : "Clairee: Ouiser, you sound almost chipper. What happened today - you run over a small child or something?" :) love you!