An assortment of pumpkins, gourds, and colorful ears of corn on our back porch table overlooking the river.

Pumpkin Carving

This year, since COVID has impacted our ability to go trick-or-treating and do many of the other fall activities that we typically enjoy, we decided to spend some of the money that we weren’t spending on those other things on some obscenely large pumpkins to turn into jack-o-lanterns.

The rule was: if you can lift the pumpkin, mommy will buy you the pumpkin.
Dillon cutting out the top of his pumpkin with a sharp knife.
If you aren’t using your professional chef’s knives to carve pumpkins, what are you even doing with your life?
Grayson looking unsure as he gingerly lifts his pumpkin lid, revealing the pumpkin guts inside.
I’m not too sure about this…
Ainsley, Dillon, Grayson, and Rayleigh scooping out their pumpkins on a vinyl tablecloth on the kitchen floor.
First, we scoop. And scoop. And scoop.
Rayleigh squishing a handful of pumpkin guts with a gleeful expression.
Ewwww, gross!
Kelsey helping Grayson trim the excess off of his pumpkin top.
Grayson needed some help with his pumpkin, so Kelsey and Grayson teamed up.
Ainsley carving her pumpkin, which is the silhouette of a cat princess in a dress.
Ainsley carving her cat princess pumpkin.
Rayleigh carving her pumpkin on the kitchen floor.
Rayleigh, Dillon, and Ainsley all scooped, planned, drew, and carved their pumpkins all by themselves.
Grayson sitting in front of the fireplace with his pumpkin, which is carved to look like it has a clown's face.
Grayson was proud of his clown pumpkin.
Ainsley sitting in front of the fireplace with her pumpkin.
Ainsley’s finished pumpkin, which is the silhouette of a cat princess.
Dillon sitting next to the fireplace with his pumpkin.
Dillon’s pumpkin is an “alien vampire pirate.”
Rayleigh sitting in front of the fireplace with her pumpkin.
Rayleigh carved her pumpkin to look like “the scream.”
Five lit-up jack-o-lanterns in the dark.
Clockwise from top left: Dillon, Rayleigh, Grayson, Kevin, Ainsley.

Happy Halloween!





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