Two giant pumpkins were sitting on our counter for nearly a week. This evening we took to our usual Halloween tradition of carving pumpkins. As the boys get older, the excitement seems to grow. They’re a little more animated and adventurous each year as well. I was able to convince them they could go bare-handed into their pumpkins to scoop out the insides (something I typically ended up doing myself). Well, who am I kidding? Other than drawing on the faces, I usually end up doing most of it since they don’t have the strength to do the cutting. Oh well – I love it anyway.
After one of our favorite Halloween meals – grilled-cheese and tomato soup – we got to work on our pumpkins. Mom gathered the seeds and prepped them for roasting. I’m all about fancy cut-outs and designs, but this year we opted for the simple Jack-O-Lantern look. A couple of tea-lite candles topped it off as we turned off the lights and admired our creations. I love this time of year.
If you celebrate this time of year, I’d love to know what some of your Halloween traditions are.