We started out with Noah in his high chair. I just love this picture of Noah looking up at Ryan. It's the classic son looking up to his father picture. Gets me every time!
Once Ryan cut off the pumpkin stem, Noah was ready to get his hands dirty! I was surprised at how well he actually cleaned out the pumpkin seeds and goo. Of course we had to have Charlie Brown on in the background!
We moved the carving party to the floor, and Noah continued to help clean out the pumpkin. Before we had gotten started, Ryan bought a great pumpkin carving kit for us to use. Although it might be surprising to some, I had never used a carving tool set before! We were old fashioned, I guess, just using my good steak knives! Now I understand how people can carve out elaborate designs...these little knives are the key! As much as I wanted to carve a Twilight-themed pumpkin, I didn't feel like it was fair since the pumpkin was technically Noah's. :) So, Ryan picked out a fun haunted house & ghost stencil. We were really happy with how it turned out!