Yesterday John bought home four pumpkins to carve. We all sat at the kitchen table and got busy removing the slimy "guts" of these wonderfully plump, orange pumpkins. John created a preliminary sketch that then had to meet the approval of Elizabeth and Quinn. He then helped with the carving. (John is fantastically creative, having once spent the day carving a giant -think 300lbs plus - pumpkin for a local business). I kept mine "old school", traditional and simple. It mirrored the jack 0'lantern face on the burlap bag.
That evening, Elizabeth and I headed out to her school for a Halloween Dance that was remarkably fun. We saw inspired costumes from the children and parents alike. We went through a scary haunted house, ate popcorn and danced. It was great fun for a kindergarten girl and a tradition that I hope we'll continue.
We arrived home on that dark and rainy evening to find our four pumpkins alight at our door.