I'm not sure how I made it all these years without ever carving a pumpkin. I've purchased pumpkins for fall displays, but we've never carved any of them. Last year we actually got a pumpkin with the intention of carving it the weekend of Halloween, however, Robbie had to go out of town for an unexpected business trip and we never got around to it. Of course, we could have carved it anyway, but the INSPIRATION just wasn't there.
This year, I was determined to check this item off my 50 Things To Do Before I'm 50 List, and we purchased several pumpkins early in October. Later in the month, Robbie picked up a pumpkin carving kit for me, and I might have grabbed a few chocolate marshmallow pumpkins to enjoy, too.
We spent a FUN afternoon carving the pumpkins.
I have to admit that I didn't enjoy cleaning out all the messy goo and it was harder to carve than I anticipated (especially since the rind on my pumpkin was twice as thick as the one on Robbie's pumpkin, even though his was a lot bigger in size!).
We set our creations outside, and I really do like the way they looked all lit up!
While I doubt this will become an annual activity, I'm happy to say I was ACTIVE in checking another item off my 50 Things To Do Before I'm 50 List!