For once in our life we didn't scramble to carve pumpkins the night before Halloween. I'm loving my Halloween Advent Tree thing because it makes us "plan a bit. That was the "treat" in the box yesterday: carve jack-o-lanterns to keep the ghosties and ghoulies away. We carved 5 pumpkins in about an hour and half. Aaron is good at this activity and loves doing it. He still has to make his jack-o-lantern but he does one of those fancy ones out of the pattern books so his is more detailed. He'll make his this week sometime (probably Thursday night at 10pm).
Reese was napping during the pumpkin carving guess we should have let her help -- she loved sticking her hand in the pumpkin eyes and didn't mind the slimy feel. The other three however wanted nothing to do with gutting their pumpkins.
Apparently the best thing about jack-o-lanterns is removing and replacing the top a thousand times. I guess it's the simple things that are the best!