The kids and I carved the pumpkin this weekend. Dang….it was HARD. I maintain that I did not have the proper tools and that’s why my pumpkin looks like a child carved it. I have no idea how people make such fancy jack-o-lanterns. Seriously. It was really really hard…..I stuck with the iconic triangle look and it was still stinkin’ hard.
It WAS fun, though.
And the kids liked it.
And I got to roast (and eat) pumpkin seeds – which is the best part.
And the chickens LOVED it! I wonder if their eggs are going to taste like pumpkin. Humm.
I did the carving and they did the scooping, but near the end they really wanted to try the knife part….it was supervised knife handling. I promise I don’t just hand the kids knives and have them go at it. 🙂
Sam got bored with the pumpkin project and decided he needed to ride Kevin’s creepy squirrel lawn ornament. (we had just ridden horses earlier in the day, I think that’s what gave him the idea… silly bean.) So, he got it out of the flowers where I keep it pretty well hidden. It kept falling over and he just kept setting it back up to ride…..for like 30 minutes!