Carving jack-o-lanterns was a lot of fun this year. It was Jacob's first experience, and his reactions kept us laughing. Initially he wanted nothing to do with the pumpkin guts and refused to touch them. After a while, when there more guts in the bowl than in the pumpkins, he changed his mind and started grabbing handfuls, trying to put them back in the pumpkins! He also decided he needed to taste them, and though his initial response indicated that they were unappetizing, he went back for more several times. Silly boy. :) Jamie had a ball scooping out his pumpkin guts (though he needed help getting it thoroughly cleaned out) and decided he "didn't want a traditional face" on his jack-o-lantern. I carved exactly what he drew, so you'll see he was successful in that goal.
|Ha ha, those faces!|
We carved these in the afternoon after our Halloween party, and that night after Jacob was in bed, Thomas, Jamie, and I watched The Nightmare Before Christmas. Such a fun day!