jack o lanterns pumpkin carving halloween 2013
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Pumpkin Carving – Halloween 2013

We have never really celebrated Halloween before as we have felt Ethan wasn’t ready. We did attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party last year which was lots of fun. I love how Halloween is celebrated in America and it was great to experience it. I really hope we get to attend this party again in the future. I’m so glad we are starting to celebrate Halloween more in England. We decided that for Halloween 2013 we would start a new family tradition and carve pumpkins. This is something that neither me or Darren have ever done before, so a first for all of us.

We won’t be taking Ethan trick or treating this year. Due to his understanding, we aren’t sure if this is a life skill we should really be teaching him. I also have no idea if it is something that the children do in our area. We do have treats ready if children come knocking on our door. 

Our Halloween 2013 Pumpkins

As pumpkin carving is something we have never done before we started by introducing Ethan to the pumpkins. I’m surprised he was able to lift it. The pumpkins looked so big compared to him!

ethan holding pumpkin carving halloween 2013
ethan fascinated pumpkin carving halloween 2013

Darren was our nominated pumpkin carver. He started by cutting off the top of the pumpkin and emptying its contents. He did have a little help from Ethan.

darren pumpkin carving halloween 2013
darren ethan pumpkin carving halloween 2013

I then marked on the pumpkin’s features with a pen and Darren cut out the pieces.

ethan looking pumpkin pumpkin carving halloween 2013
ethan watching pumpkin carving halloween 2013

It wasn’t long before our pumpkins for Halloween for 2013 were complete. I was trying to get one of them to look like Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc. Darren doesn’t quite see it!

jack o lanterns pumpkin carving halloween 2013

Not bad for our first attempt I think.

We have a long way to go before our pumpkins look anything like the ones we saw at the Animal Kingdom Lodge last year!

pumpkin competition entries animal kingdom lodge walt disney world
jack skellington pumpkin pumpkin competition entries animal kingdom lodge walt disney world

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