For our jack o'lanterns, we begin at the pumpkin patch. However, choosing the perfect pumpkins is last on the list of things to do. There are so many activities to be had that the kids typically start in the corn pit. Thats right, a big pit full of corn. Who knew corn could be so fun!
This year we were on a mission to find a total of 9.
They also jumped on a huge inflatable "pillow", rode a train ride, climbed on a rope spider web, raced pedal cars and did some potato flinging. Then, they picked out the perfect pumpkins, which, in all the excitement I failed to take pictures of.
The next day, it was gutting and carving time. The kids mostly gut their own pumpkins. There was a little assistance needed with Action and Smiley. And, I must note, this is the first year Action did not gag while gutting :) Then, the kids draw out their desired designs on paper, transfer it to their pumpkin and hubby and I do the actual carving (Sassy did do some of her own this year). For Smiley's pumpkin, she knew she wanted it to be a princess. We first drew a tiara, then I drew out different options for eyes, nose and mouth and let her pick which ones she wanted. Lucky for me she chose the easiest ones to cut out!
~ Voila ~