Sunday, October 31, 2010


Sunshine chose St. Josephine Bakhita, sometimes referred to as "the African flower", who is the patron of Sudan, Africa. She chose an African flower, the hibiscus, to carve onto her pumpkin. Hibiscus tea is very popular in Sudan. Wedding celebrations are typically toasted with a glass of hibiscus tea sometimes flavored with mint or ginger.
A hibiscus for St. Josephine
Shortcake chose to dress as St. Zita this year.
St. Zita is the patron of lost keys.
The Professor wanted his shirt design transferred to his pumpkin.
The Mighty Archangels' symbols
I always give my kids the option to choose a silly face instead of a religious image to remind us of the joyfulness of the saints in Heaven. BigBoy chose to draw his own design which I transferred and cut out for him.

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  1. W.O.W. Awesome! (I had a great auntie named Zita.)

  2. How funny, Patty! I admit, I kind of have a thing for "Z" names!

  3. Beautiful creations! Happy All Hallowed Eve.

  4. These are so fun...thanks for posting!

  5. I LOVE the Hibiscus!! It turned out so pretty!!

    They are ALL great carvings!!

  6. Wow! It looks like the kids are as talented as you are--especially that Hibiscus...woah.....

  7. How creative! I never would have thought of Saint-related pumpkin carving :)


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