last night we attempted to carve pumpkins. it's been about 7 years since i have carved a pumpkins...and frankly, i forgot how much effort it requires! we cleaned out 3 pumpkins, but quit after we got one and half of the other carved. blake wanted to carve "macie mae" on a little pumpkin and got through her first name and quit. i originally picked an intricate ghost scene to carve, but realized that i better just stick to a simple pumpkin face. p.s. - i know we should not have let macie play with the carving tools, but they were so cheap and dull that i felt they would be harmless!