Carving Jack-O-Lanterns

How to carve a jack-o-lantern in six easy steps with the Nelson family:

Step 1: Scoop out the pumpkin's guts. 
Jed wasn't too sure how he felt about this slimy game.  Needless to say, I took over.  Bron's fist wouldn't fit inside this little pumpkin.

Step 2: Use your creative skills to draw a face
Don't forget to yell, "Halloween!  Halloween!" about fifty times over.

Step 3: Wear a cheesy grin because this is super exciting!

Step 4: Stab the pumpkin with a kitchen knife and carve away
Don't forget cool details like a pirate sword tattoo.  (We really should invest in some cool pumpkin carving cutlery one day.)

Step 5: Say "cheese"!  Being a goober for the camera wins you lots of points with Mom. 

Step 6: Light a candle and show off your spooky jack-o-lantern creations!
We're excited for Halloween!


  1. I love your jack-o-lanterns, including the special pirate sword tattoo! (It's all about the details!) Lewie doesn't like taking out the pumpkin guts either... I can't wait to see your little guys' costumes!

  2. Too cute. I'm jealous if all the fun things you guys are doing for the fall season!

  3. oh my goodness, that goofy grin is the cutest thing! soooo we got pumpkins, but havent carved and/or decorated them. i'm such a slacker.

  4. So glad you carried on this tradition.

  5. I hate carving pumpkins! Seriously, I hate it. But these pictures are adorable and you ALMOST made it look fun ;)
    Maybe Mia will prefer the idea of painting pumpkins? I'm crossing my fingers!


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