Last night we went to a pumpkin carving party hosted by some of our friends. We had a great time! It was fun for the kids to participate in an American tradition here in Turkey. It was the first time for Jacob and Anna Grace to ever carve a pumpkin!
We do have pumpkins here but they are these greenish-gray kind.
Short, squatty, and very bumpy.
Our friends bought 30 pumpkins from the base commissary for us to carve. They were actual American orange pumpkins!
Anna Grace shows off her goopy hands after cleaning out the inside of her pumpkin!
Will watches as pumpkins are carved.
Erica and her friend look to be quite grossed out by the messiness of it all!
Jacob and a friend punch out a pirate ship pattern onto their pumpkin.
Brian takes a turn trying to make something that resembles a pirate ship after the boys give up.
Jacob and AG showing off their masterpieces.
About half of the kids who were there! I think there were 22 total!
The pumpkins made quite a show lined up on the driveway!
Will and friends made their pumpkin vomiting.
Erica and friend made a haunted house.
AG and friend made a ghostly face.
Jacob and friend (with quite a bit of help from Brian) made a pirate ship.
We also had a yummy dinner of lasagna, salad, green beans, and garlic bread. There was a pumpkin roll, chocolate cake, and chocolate chip cookies.
After dinner the kids all got to pick a prize for all their hard pumpkin carving work. Will chose a box of Frankenberry cereal. Jacob chose a big bag of chocolate and vanilla marshmallows. Anna Grace chose a package of chocolate chip cookie mix with cookie cutters. Erica chose some Halloween themed cups. A great time was had by all.
Oh...and yep...I took a picture of the inside of their extra refrigerator. I think the kids loved the American sodas just as much as the pumpkin carving!