We may still be skipping most of the Halloween trappings this year (Morgan got the stew scared out of her yesterday by a motion-sensing skeleton the thrift shop had just inside their front door, and she REALLY doesn't 'get' the idea of masks), but what could possibly be harmful about a carved pumpkin? No point in even debating that one. So we did it, we went out and bought a pumpkin for the first time in several years JUST to make a jack-o-lantern. Why have we avoided it in years past? Simple, I don't like pulling out the guts. I told the kids when THEY wanna take on that task, sure, we'll carve up a pumpkin. I just don't wanna be the one to do it! So this year, Kesley begged...promised she'd be the one to do the dirty work...so I bought them a pumpkin carving kit and a choice gourd. And of course, Kelsey enlisted HELP gutting it. Of course. It's okay, makes for a good photo op.