Pumpkin Carving!

img_2856With Halloween approaching, carving jack-o’-lanterns seemed a fun and fitting way to decorate the courtyard.  The kids teamed up to carve the 8 pumpkins (all donated by Kroger), and they did a terrific job scooping the goop and carving cute, funny or scary faces.

This pumpkin-carving activity took place 2 weeks ago (yes, I’m a little behind here), which I thought would be close enough to Halloween – October means cool fall weather, right?  But, with the unseasonable  heat wave that followed, the jack-o-lanterns were a mushy mess even before  the Monster Mash.  But, at least for that short while, they added a nice, festive flair to the courtyard.

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Eco-conscious footnote:  I admit this activity had much more to do with having a fun time than helping the environment.  So, here’s a related “help the earth” request – if you can, after Halloween,  get your kids to help you compost your pumpkins instead of letting them end up in a landfill.

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