We did a little mid-week pumpkin carving to get ready for Halloween. I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a huge Halloween fan, but I can see getting more and more into it as the kids get older and more excited about it.

The crew was super pumped for carving and of course picked out ginormous pumpkins. This resulted in the hubs and I doing a whole lot of pumpkin guts clearing out because apparently the mini-wheats don’t like to get their hands dirty! All their “pumped-up-ness” was directly related to how fun it was to watch mom and dad do the work. Happy-Halloween-Prep

Thomas held the guts a few times but only for a minute and mostly for photo ops. I forced Zoe to touch the guts and by force I mean I jammed her hands into the bowl full of gooey-ness. She was NOT happy and immediately started yelling at me and crying. To which the hubs and I responded to by repeating the scenario and filming it the second time around. We are horrible parents.

You can clearly see Zoe’s reaction to the pumpkin cleaning, not a fan.

I simply cannot get over Thomas’ face in the pic below, this has become his signature face. Those eyes. He’ll have to be the Joker or a evil clown one year.


Thomas and Zoe loved loved loved “drawing the face” on their pumpkins. It was more just drawing random scribbles, but they were laser focused and did this for a good 20 minutes.

The highlight of the night for us was once the carving was done. We turned out all the lights in the house and then lit the pumpkins. Amidst the peaceful “oohing and ahhing” I jumped up and screamed as loud as I could and scared the living Sh%t out of them.


Now on to trick or treating.

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