Pumpkin Adventures

I’ve always loved holidays, and now that the B man has joined us, they are even more fun to me.  We get to come up with new traditions we want to create with him, and have fun with a reason to celebrate.  Every year since we’ve been married, Andy and I have gotten a pumpkin together and had a pumpkin carving night, roasted the seeds, and just enjoyed the smells/tastes/sentiment of this time.  It was fun to include the B man this year and add in a trip to a local pumpkin patch.  We enjoyed picking out a pumpkin (B man just tried to eat his the whole time):

The pumpkin carving experience was a blast, as B man felt the inside of a pumpkin for the first time (although he was more interested in trying to eat the seeds!) and Opal Dean even joined in:

B man got all cleaned up while Dad finished carving our pumpkin.  Typically, we create some sort of theme for the pumpkin that has to do with what is going on with our family (last year Andy carved a family portrait including all 3 of our animals at the time).  This year’s pumpkin consisted of a normal jack-o-lantern eyes/nose with a mouth representing B man’s number of teeth.  B man enjoyed continuing to eat pumpkin seeds, banging on the pumpkin, eating some pumpkin cheese toast….and by the end we had a finished product!

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