Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Carved pumpkin

We started out with this 420# plain ole' huge pumpkin.
And ended up with this, after the man got done carving it and having his little daughter as an assistant painting it last night during the evening meal at the Nursing home. I was told it was going to be the Peanuts theme but as you can see there was a change in plans and it appears to be the wizard of Oz theme.
Here we have the Lion, the Tin man, Dorothy,and the scarecrow on one side on another side you can see Dorothy and Toto, the cyclone is that dark area to the left of Dorothy.

Of course it wouldn't be complete without the wicked witch.
I must admit it isn't what I had pictured in my mind but then the residents seemed to enjoy going in a looking at it from time to time and visitors were impressed with it.
Some one asked what it is sitting on, I think there are some saw horses with a couple of heavy pieces of plywood.
Tomorrow we will have kids all dressed in their costumes come in to trick or treat from the residents, it is quite and ordeal. The residents will line up on both sides of the hall with bags of candy and the kids walk through the middle taking candy from each resident. I remember one time we had a one or two confused residents who refused to give up their candy it was pretty funny.
Halloween isn't one of my favorite so called holidays but it is fun to see the kids dressed up in cute costumes and we have a couple residents and a few staff who join in and dress up as well. Posted by Picasa


Mike Golch said...

as long as you have fun that is what counts.

Penless Thoughts said...

How wonderful to bring the little kids in.

Mari said...

I just posted my pumpkin post too. It didn't look like we expected but the residents enjoyed it.

Anonymous said...

Who did this for you guys? Kae

Cherdecor said...

That is one pumpkin that tells a story, I guess! Hope the kids and residents have a good time.

Lisa said...

Very intersting pumpkin carvings. Have a great weekend.

kari and kijsa said...

Have a safe and happy Halloween!
kari & kijsa

It's All Good! said...

That is a funny looking pumpkin. At least it won't roll off the table! I've never seen a 'carve' job like that. Interesting.
Happy Sunday.