Last weekend we had the Michigan contingent of the DeJong family over to our house for some pumpkin fun. We had a great time eating and talking together and watching the kids fill every square inch of floor space with toys, but the main event was the carving of the pumpkins.
I think all of the kids' favorite part of the process was drawing faces on the pumpkins. After that, most of the kids 6 and under kept wandering away from the actual carving process and were constantly called back to "help."
Jon was extremely weirded out by removing the insides of the pumpkin. In fact, today when he saw me post this picture he commented on how he didn't like it when I made him use his hand. I had him try his hand after a few minutes of removing one seed at a time with a spoon.
Becca was so excited for this day. She was very insistent that she was going to carve her pumpkin with Grandpa because he knew how to make the right scary face. I think they had read a jack-o-lantern book the week before together and she was planning for this day after that.
Michael went Mine Craft and wanted a creeper face on his pumpkin. He did the whole thing by himself and was proudly working on it for a full hour I think.
And before the day was up, in an effort to top this great picture we took 3 years ago at a similar gathering...
We got a picture with all the cousins!