My Mom sent me a link to this cool site where you can desgin your own jack-o-lantern. We virtually carved several options and settled on our favorites. Wait, that sounds like we actually put some real planning into our pumpkin carving. Ha! We did do some virtual carving but then we just went to town on the orange gourds!
We decided that we have a new appreciation for our parents. I cut the lids out and the kids reached into the pumpkins. Isaac very nearly threw up on the spot. Abigail held her supper a little better, but still wanted a pair of plastic gloves.
Like our parents, we just decided to reach in and pull the seeds (which we roasted…yum!) and goop ourselves. I have never been queasy about things but somehow, we made a couple of kids who gag at the sight or smell of anything and everything. It was actually pretty hilarious.
Anyhow, the kids carved their own pumpkins with those amazing tools they sell for carving pumpkins. Who knew that one could actually carve a pumpkin without danger of amputation! Anyhow, they did a heck of a job. After carving, we set the pumpkins outside so they can draw the proper number of fruit flies before trick-or-treaters arrive.
We’re all ready for Halloween!