Wordful Wednesday ~ Halloween!

I think that one of the reasons that I like fall so much is because of Halloween! It’s my favorite holiday of the entire year… costumes, pumpkins, spookiness, candy, and all the lore that goes along with it. There really is something magical about this time of year. The one thing that never gets old no matter how old you get is carving a pumpkin! We do it every year together as a family…. yea, sometimes I have to drag the teens to it but they always end up having fun.

looking cute natalie

See… having fun!

This year Mr. I do itAndrew was old enough to help out and his contribution was coloring everyone’s pumpkin with a red marker or stabbing them with the carving knife.

cleaning out the pumpkin Lauren carving

Oh… he and his sister were so kind to refill the guts of my pumpkin right after I cleaned mine out. Of course they waited until I had turned around and was busy doing something else. I have a sneaking suspicion that they did it to a couple other pumpkins too because I had to clean them out when I went to put the candles in.

natalie playing with guts cait licking the pumpkin guts
Look at that! They’re having fun… with family! It does happen more often then you’d think but sometimes it’s hard getting them to join in initially but it really is worth it in the end.

almost done

I think that towards the end that Caitlin and Andrew gave up…. heads down or watching Disney Jr.

Although Lauren with the biggest pumpkin ever took forever to carve hers and Natalie carved two in the same amount of time.

lit pumpkins

Look at that! All of the pumpkins are carved and well lit on the kitchen table! It’s kind of hard to see but two of the pumpkins are characters from Adventure Time and one of the smaller ones has Adventure Time carved into it… all courtesy of Caitlin & Natalie.

my pumpkin

I saved the best for last…. my pumpkin! The girls told me that it looked like the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland but that’s not what I was going for. What do you think?

Hey… it’s Wednesday! That means that I’m linking up with Seven Clown Circus and Parenting by Dummies.