Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Fall Traditions: Pumpkin Carving

So, remember how I mentioned a little while back that our fall traditions seem to stack on top of each other?  The truth is that timing and busy schedules and miscommunication had us scrambling last minute to squeeze in pumpkin carving before Halloween.  And when scrambling happens, so does the attitude and grumpiness combo.  Thankfully, since we were slicing into a nice solid object and scraping and digging the guts out of it, it let us get some aggression out and eventually get over ourselves and enjoy it.

With the little one being so - well, little - there's not too much she gets to be responsible for.  Of course, that doesn't mean her opinion isn't heard.  She still gets to help design and keep a close eye on the carving.  And then there's the guts.  When you're 3 and a girl, digging out pumpkin guts isn't at the top of your list.  But with the help of a plastic glove, our girl did just fine and got to be a part of the process.

This year, we opted to go old school and design our pumpkins by hand. To compensate, power tools were used for carving. That seems balanced, right? What? You don't use power tools? Hmm.

My boys work so hard.  They dig deep and get things done and are proud of the product they get in the end.  It's neat to see them work side by side.

 And with smiles like this, who wouldn't be proud?

One last piece of our fall traditions left (or at least the October ones): Trick or Treat.  And I have some pretty adorable ones, so make sure to come back around.

Until next time,

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