We carved pumpkins for the first time this year with Cooper. He was excited about pumpkins especially after reading the adorable book Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White. It’s about a little old lady who despises pumpkins, and ends up with an entire field of them growing in her yard. She turns them into all sorts of pumpkin culinary treats, then carves the rest to attract people to her home. When everyone arrives to check out the jack-o-lanterns, she serves the treats and has so much fun she changes her mind about her dislike for pumpkins.
When we go down to it, however, he had a different tune. He was VERY interested….in watching. When we asked him if he wanted to help clean out the pumpkin? This was his facial expression, gotta love it! We bought a pumpkin carving kit that had templates in it this year, so I decided to give one a go (plus, Cooper LOVES owls, how could I not try it?) Here we are marking the template. And here was the final outcome, not bad for my first time venturing out of the old original jack-o-lantern face. Of course, we did a normal jack-o-lantern, too! We met up with some friends and neighbors to go door to door. Boy..did they have a blast!! And…the loot!Double fisting…=) Happy Halloween! =P