We carved pumpkins today! Eric heads this project up with the boys every year, and the days leading up to Halloween wouldn’t be complete without our annual pumpkin carving time. I’m not a fan of the process, personally- but I sure love to watch the boys get into it. It’s not the mess that bugs me necessarily, more that I think I’m developing arthritis in my hands and it really hurts me to get into the details of it.
This year, we printed off templates that we found searching Pinterest and Google (the two greatest internet resources, what would we do without them?!)… I’d share the links but I’m not sure what we found were the primary sources and I’d hate to give creative credit where it’s not due. So, whoever designed the Toothless and Pirate Mickey templates, we thank you! I don’t love the scarier Halloween things, but I’m happy to let my kids participate in the seasonal fun and they loved these designs. I think the pumpkins turned out awesome!
We let Seth do most of the cutting on his pumkpin, and I think he did an amazing job. Hawk got to draw on his with a marker, and that was good enough to keep him engaged with the project. After we carved the pumpkins, I cleaned off the seeds and roasted them with a little butter, salt and pepper- so delicious! Honestly, that’s my favorite part. The roasted pumpkin seeds are worth all the trouble! That, and some seriously happy kids. And one more pumpkin carving extravaganza is in the books.