Dan was traveling so much in October we only had one day we could carve pumpkins. It was a Friday night and Courtney and Marty chose friends over family pumpkin carving! So with just us and the little guys, we let Christopher invite his friend Matt to help. And the big news is... we grew these four pumpkins in our yard! We planted a lot more -- extra small ones and a white variety -- but I think they got weeded.
Dan was helping Nicholas carve the first eye and then Nicholas decided he wanted to do the rest on his own. He carved the whole thing by himself!
Pumpkin carving is getting so much easier now that kids can gut their own and even carve their own -- don't dread it as much anymore. In fact, I kind of like it again!