After choosing three prize pumpkins at the pumpkin patch on Saturday, we wanted to be sure to carve them soon! Last night we had planned to carve them, but had to change plans…so tonight it was! I had naively assumed that pumpkin carving would be a family activity…but it took way longer than anticipated, and Elias lost interest very quickly since he was not allowed to use any sharp objects. I think he still got some fun out of it, but mostly I just felt bad that he was playing by himself while Nathan and I carved at the table. The other disappointment was that I somehow picked pumpkinzilla from the pumpkin patch. This pumpkin had the hardest shell/skin Nathan or I had ever seen. It made carving very difficult, time consuming, and quite frankly, painful. Luckily it all turned out ok. Elias ended up with a slightly later bed time, but we ended up with two carved pumpkins (the third will have to wait for another day). Here is our pumpkin carving in pictures:
The set-up: Elias all ready in his chair to help carve pumpkins!