See here, here, here and here.
(that's as far back as my blog goes, but the tradition goes back many more years)
So, for the family night before Halloween, we headed out to the local pumpkin patch to procure our pumpkins. . .
Nolan chose one just his size. . .
His father found one that looked like Medusa. . .
But once we'd discussed it, we discovered that no one was really that excited about the CARVING part. It's just so messy. . . and we weren't feeling it that night.
And so, it is with heavy heart that I announce a change. . .
Henceforth (unless Nolan changes our minds next year) we will hold an annual pumpkin patch visiting, caramel apple making (and Guitar Hero playing) Halloween event. . . And only those that really WANT to carve will carve.
Nick, Ben, Melissa, Mike & Tamera waiting for the caramel to set up
Kevin and Nolan playing Guitar Hero
Mike, Tamera & Melissa decorating their apples
& Vanessa enjoying the caramel and chocolate
The rest of us, will set our pumpkins on the front porch to smile in a much more natural way at all of the neighbors.