For once, we managed to actually carve our pumpkins this year, well, we've carved two out of the three larger ones so far.
I think this was the first time B had really been actively involved and responsible for his own pumpkin. He still is not a huge fan of goo on this fingers, but we taught him some tricks and he persevered.
M (clad as usual in many layers of fancy) had a little extra help from Daddy, but did get her hands right in there too.
It was not a fast process, as is often the case with beginners.
Brent is a bit more careful carver than I am. He always draws his designs on first like you're "supposed" to. In this case, it turned out to be key as he didn't realize M had definite ideas about her pumpkin's mouth that were nothing like his ideas and they were able to work that out with a little bit of translating from me.
Here is the finished product and no, I have no idea why B is insisting on having his tongue out in pictures lately. The kids loved it even though it took awhile to get to the finished product. A week later, one pumpkin is molding and the other was, for some reason, demolished so we "might" be ready for round two?