As much as I try to convince them they just don't budge. They want fancy ones. Templates are chosen, pumpkins are cleaned out (some of us like that part better than others - Ella gagged a few times), holes were poked by everyone to trace the pattern onto the pumpkin and then we all carved...a little.
Let's be honest...the carving is Bret's part. He really enjoys it and looks forward to it every year. Here's this year's pumpkins:
Bret: Darth Maul
Erica: Thor's Hammer (Jonas chose mine)
Ella: Creepy pumpkin
Tomorrow we plan on a little Trick-or-Treating and a potluck with friends. So far this year, the candy consumption hasn't been overboard....yet. I'm sure that will change tomorrow...