Those moments when you see your spouse in a new light: This was one of them.
I’ve always wanted to carve a pumpkin with the kids, even though I’m not into Halloween. It’s just I love using nature in different forms to decorate the house, like the time I made a simple orange lantern candle. Well, as it turns out, my husband is a fabulous pumpkin carver; as a child, he spent some time in America and so had tips and tricks to make it fabulous.
It was special to see him engage with the kids in this way and get into the activity that linked a happy time in his childhood. He had a sparkle in his eye and I could see it taking him back. It made me see him a different light and I love that even after 14 years of marriage (we’ve known each other for 20 years!) I’m still learning more about this man I married.
So, we did pumpkin carving — just because — and it was very fun.
Pumpkin Carving Tutorial
Find a detailed tutorial on the IGA website here: Pumpkin Carving (plus non-carving decorative options).
Non-carving Pumpkin Decorating Options
While I was at it, the children and I did mini- pumpkin decorating for the table. Simple thumbtacks pushed into the pumpkin skin and diamante stickers. I’ll be doing this again come Autumn.