I knew that I would have to some how. It's what dad would want.
The kids have been pestering me to carve pumpkins. The ones we grew were very small and would be very hard to carve. So yesterday with the company of j and my younger brother, Ben, we headed out to Wally World to get some Halloween candy for mom and some pumpkins for our family and a black cat costume for j.
The pumpkins were only $2 a piece! I bet they are down to $1 today and they still had nice ones left. Last night after dinner we gutted the pumpkins. Well j and I did. M and G tried to help but got too grossed out and J wanted nothing to do with that part of the fun.
I love those pumpkin carving kits that you can buy now. Back in my day we carved old school with paring knifes and steak knives. Now they have those great little saws and patterns. We bought one probably four or five years ago and are still using the same one this year. Next year I'll probably break down and buy a new one.
Here are the pictures of our fun filled night. We only did two pumpkins. The kids took turns carving and I think that they did a great job. I only helped j a little bit, she did most of her parts herself.
*warning* If pumpkin guts make you squeamish you may want to skip the first three photos or scroll by them really fast.