So today when they returned from fishing (yes, they actually caught a few this time out) Gideon, daddy & I finally got around to carving up the pumpkins Gideon so carefully tended all summer long.
When I was growing up, you just grabbed a kitchen knife and cut a few triangles for eyes nose & mouth and called it good. But these days there are cool tools and patterns so we bought a little booklet and Gideon & Trav spent some serious time deciding on which ones they wanted.
Parker of course thought they were wonderful toys. I'm pretty sure she chewed up whatever parts & pieces she could get her hands on. My job was to gut all the pumpkins and take pictures. But I did my share of carving too.