Carving Pumpkins

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Sophie fell asleep a couple hours before her bedtime on the night we carved pumpkins.

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She was not very happy when we woke her up.

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But then we showed her a pumpkin and told her what we were going to do.

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Then she was happy.

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She liked feeling the squishy insides of the pumpkin.

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And she thought the top would make a good mobile.

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My attempt at a family picture.

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Carving (yes, we used a pattern). Tucker liked licking the pumpkin while we carved.

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I sang Sophie the one Halloween song I know—“Skin and Bones.” Andy thought the ending was too scary for a seven-month-old, but I think she liked it.

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I took three pictures trying to get a shot of Sophie, Andy and Sophie’s finished pumpkin. In this one Sophie’s looking away.

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In this one Sophie has crazy eyes.

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And in this one Andy has crazy eyes. (They really are creepy, aren’t they?)

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Sophie’s finished pumpkin! We held out the patterns to her and she picked the cat.

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At this point it was Sophie’s bedtime so she was with us in spirit while we worked on another one.

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Here’s our other one.

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Then we enjoyed roasted pumpkin seeds with butter, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt.

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie.” —Jim Davis