Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pumpkin Carving

We had the best FHE last night!! We headed over to the Chapman's for pumpkin shaped pizza's and a pumpkin carving contest, it gets better though because the Thayn's came too! We came prepared with two of the best looking pumpkins the patch had to offer.

We were ready for a great evening with our friends and eating some good food too. We were only there for about maybe 5 minutes when the jerky people above Trevor and Caci started pounding on their floor to tell us we were being too loud. You have go to be freaking kidding me! We were not being loud AT ALL and it was only 7:00 at night, not 2 am. Anyway, Matt took the kids out on the balcony and next thing you know water is pouring down on Matt and the kids. WHAT THE WHAT?! These jerks were "watering their plants"...sure.

Trevor and Caci mentioned that these people had been giving them problems for the last few weeks, but whenever they went to talk to them they refused to answer their door and they had no idea what they looked like. So Matt was hanging out on the balcony and the jerks above were outside too. Matt leaned over and pointed his camera upward and snapped a picture, at which point the woman proceeded to dump a bucket of water all over my husband and his $1300 camera. You know the one we are using as we are trying to grow our photography business.

I was HOT! I went outside to where Trevor was talking to them on the lawn and asked if they would like to pay with check or a credit card for the camera they just ruined. The "woman", and I use that term generously because she was anything but, proceeds to tell me that she did nothing wrong and she told him not to take her picture. AFTER HE TOOK IT!!! And besides that there is nothing illegal about what Matt did but purposely trying to destroy someone's personal property is, I think. There was some more back and forth and then I told them that they were white trash. This got their hackles up. They told me that was offensive and I responded that they were offensive people. I mean really....pouring water onto a balcony where you know little children are playing? Dumping a bucket of water on a grown man and his obviously expensive camera? complaining about the fact that a two year old baby likes to throw his balls off the balcony during the day (Mommy picks them up!)?? They are total white trash and I stand by that.

Luckily for them the Nikon is fine and took many wonderful and beautiful pictures through the rest of the night. Matt felt really bad for causing problems for Trevor and Caci and went upstairs to apologize after all the hoopla. The "woman" answered the door, but wouldn't accept Matt's apology. Instead she kept saying that his "girlfriend or wife or whatever she is needs to apologize for calling us white trash." Matt told her doesn't speak on my behalf. Good thing because I would have been ticked if he had apologized for that...I totally meant it...petty as it may be.

Anyway- the night went on and it was fabulous. I think pictures always tell a better story so here we go...

The first picture after the Nikon "bath". Aren't these the cutest pumpkin pizzas you have ever seen?!

Everyone chowed down on Caci's homemade pizza's and then we got down to business. This was serious stuff and the competition was fierce...

Dax and Trevor gutting a pumpkin

Inside view of one of the pumpkins

While everyone was carving pumpkins Jace and I were playing. He was so cute and kept running up behind me and tapping me with the drumstick to his new bath drum. Isn't he adorable?!

I'm going to get Miss Sarah

Got her!

She got me!!

Meanwhile Jarin was inside working on his pumpkin....with power tools. That's right, I said power tools!

Elle and Hannah worked really hard on their masterpieces. They did such an awesome job!!

Meanwhile Caci and Trevor were inside cheating! They totally found their design online....CHEATERS!! Matt caught them in the act.


While everyone was up to their elbows in pumpkin gunk, Nate decided to get on Caci's MacAir. Matt realizes he probably should have put the camera down, but these were just too good not to take. Sorry Case!

I'm just going to check my email while no one is watching.


OK everything is fine!

We thought we heard a knock at the door so we sent Jarin to check. After all he is like 7 feet tall!

Sarah and I decided we both needed this picture

Trevor and Jarin were hard at work on their masterpieces in the kitchen.

And Matt was hard at work on the deck.

Trevor and Jace played a game of catch. How cute!!

By the end of the night we had some pretty awesome pumpkins!! Matt lined them all up on the counter. I must say that I think the Thayn's took us all out with their Mummy and Bat pumpkins. Good job guys!! And even though they cheated, I am pretty impressed with the skeleton that Trevor and Caci made. I love the multi-faced pumpkins that Elle and Piper created and the awesome traditional Jack-o-Lantern that Hannah made. But the softy in me thinks the pumpkin that has my baby's names craved into it is the best one there.

What a great night, even with all the trouble at the beginning. We are so lucky to have so many wonderful people in our lives!


Trevor, Caci, and Jace said...

I'm glad you expounded on the "encounter" of the night because I KNOW people would think I was just exaggerating! Isn't it something out of a movie?! And Trevor and I did NOT cheat!!!! There was one rule-- no mutilating other people's pumpkins while their back is turned. And after Sarah T started frantically hacking up our pumpkin when Trevor went to get a pizza, all formalities were dropped and it was WAR! Thanks for coming-- we had a blast!

Trevor, Caci, and Jace said...

PS Matt-- the pics are AWESOME! Thanks so much for capturing the night. You are truly an artist!

Heather said...

Wow, what a crazy encounter with the neighbors! It seems like you guys still had a great time! We miss you! Happy Halloween!!