A couple of weeks ago, Duncan took Elizabeth to a pumpkin carving party. The three pumpkins they made were very cute, but sadly, they quickly became actually scary by being filled with mold. So the first few pumpkins had to get thrown away.
On to pumpkin carving round two. We started with a very lovely medium to large pumpkin. I got the first stab, which instantly made Elizabeth want to “cut the pumpkin”.
Elizabeth decided that our pumpkin was a dog pretending to be a cat for Halloween. She gets many points for creativity and a few for challenging mommy’s carving abilities. She went to work on coloring on fur with her black marker.
I think it turned out really well.
While we were hard at work, Duncan was whipping up some delicious roasted pumpkin seeds. He used olive oil, salt, and garlic powder and they are wonderful. Every time I pass the bowl I grab a handful.
We are starting to feel very ready for Halloween around here.