Let the planning begin. Michael is no stranger to pumpkin carving although it's been a while. Rena, on the other hand, is a complete "newbie." See how she's checking out his pre-planning sketch? Game on!
I was surprised to see how Rena made that first cut for her pumpkin lid. I was never that creative; mine was always a boring circular thing.
Here they are drawing in the all-important design. Another thing I never did. Who needs a plan? Grab the knife and start cutting! This younger generation, I tell ya.
Peter brought out a little kit with small carving utensils; I brought out the kitchen knives.
Don't let their smiles fool you, the competition was fierce. See how Rena peeled off the teeth of her pumpkin above? When I complimented her on the idea, Michael tried to see what we were talking about. Rena guarded her creation like a mother bear protects her young cub.
Michaels' finished product. I see some teeth-peeling going on here. Must be he did peek.
Rena's. Notice the blood? Pretty cool for a "newbie" eh?