Tonight we continued our annual tradition of carving pumpkins. Neither boy really wanted to touch the 'guts' though MJ enjoyed using a spoon to get the seeds out. RJ just wanted to eat the seeds so he only helped for a few minutes. I finished them up (like I do every year) and the boys enjoyed looking at them all lit up. Though carving pumpkins is not a clean activity or one of my favorites it's one I hope the boys remember fondly as they grow up. My dad told me this year how much he hated the mess and headache of carving pumpkins through the years. I would have never known it. All I have are happy memories of it being one of our many family traditions.