Yesterday we held the 6th Annual Chu Family Pumpkin Carving Contest and the winner was...Tania with her lion fish. It's always a good time when we get together with my crazy, loud family and yesterday was no different. We dined on fish tacos (thanks Andy!), the kids and I made mummy dogs and my mom made vietnamese dessert and stew. There was also a game of football, some yoga and other random fun. Can't wait for next year!
[Pre party yoga! Tania is studying to become a yoga instructor. I can't believe Tuan participated. He surprises me everyday.]
[Mymy's angler fish.]
[Tania tracing her lion fish design]
[Me and my powr tools]
[Mymy in her squid brain shirt]
[My nephew Nolan cleaning out his pumpkin]
[Pumpkin gutter action]
[Parker and grandma]
[Karen brought a beautiful white pumpkin from Tanaka Farms]
[The kids aren't quite old enough to carve yet so they just put stickers on pumpkins]
[My giant squid]
Tips for winning next year:
Pick your design early
Buy a really big pumpkin. The size itself will be impressive.