So this year we have had a lot of fun when it comes to Halloween preparations and the most enjoyable being carving pumpkins, now I know ours are not masterpieces but Mr A was very much involved and under guidance and supervision got to do some of the carving as well. So we opted for a large and small pumpkin with the larger one taking on the form of John - well sort off, it has a moustache instead of a beard but according to Mr A that is Daddy.
So we went for quite traditional carvings this year and I am sure with each and every year our designs will become more elaborate but for now it's very much a toddler craft. The magic came when we put the candle in the pumpkin, Mr A could of spent hours staring at it. We love crafts that involve nature and natural objects and this time of the year is perfect for it with Autumn, Halloween and Christmas, even though it's getting colder, these sort of activities make us forget the weather.
When it came to the bigger one we decided we thought he was missing something so to add that little bit extra Mr A strolled over to the vegetable basket and pulled out a carrot which he declared would be the pumpkins nose, and I think it actually really works, although it reminds me somewhat of a snowman.
This post is part of the Family Investment pumpkin carving competition, check out their website for some great advice on planning for your family future. They were also kind enough to send us some very yummy halloween sweeties.