A lesson in dissection

This time of year is always a fantastic time to bone up on your scalpel skills… not that ours are particularly good to begin with. One of my fondest memories as a boy is getting dressed up and visiting the local US base (I didn’t live in the U.S.) and supplementing my candy stash. It was a lot of fun.

Three years ago we had just moved in to our apartment. October 31st rolled around when suddenly the door bell rang. Were we surprised to find two or three German kids all dressed up at the door, saying: “Süsses oder Saueres!” We were totally surprised (is Halloween here now, too?) and unprepared. Well, this year we were ready. Part of that prep was to carve our first ever pumpkin with the boys. Enjoy!

This, my boys, is the brains…
This, my boys, is the brains…
… which you cut off like so…
… which you cut off like so…
… but, you gotta get your hands in there… 
… but, you gotta get your hands in there… 
… go for it boys!
… go for it boys!
Brains are sticky!
Brains are sticky!
Spoons are also helpful.
Spoons are also helpful.
Time to do plastic surgery! Let's see… the eyes go here.
Time to do plastic surgery! Let’s see… the eyes go here.
Surgery!
Surgery!
Looks about right! :D
Looks about right! 😀