we carve pumpkins every year with out fail. they're usually mediocre (except marisa's). and it always makes a huge mess and then they get covered in bugs and rot out on the front steps after a few days anyway and are promptly thrown out on november 1st if not before. but it's always so much fun that we suck it up and do it anyway. this was the first year wes actually helped clean his out and carved his own design (abe lincoln if you're wondering - but you'd never know it, sorry kid.) what kind of kid carves abraham lincoln on to their pumpkin anyway? (answer: an awesome one.) anyway, they turned out sub par as usual (especially the spiderman one wes had me make for him) but we had good time and that's all that matters. it just wouldn't be fall with out this little tradition.
this post is dedicated in memory of ben, colin and adam who could not be with us this year and whose unfinished, unoriginal and plagerized pumpkins (respectively) were greatly missed.