My two favorite shots - #18 and #31. Blaine went bananas behind me to keep their attention while I snapped away (thank goodness it wasn't another 2012). Often the very first picture is the very best, but not this year.
We didn't carve pumpkins last year. I can't remember exactly why, though I think it may have been the combo of new baby and no pumpkins from our garden. Or maybe it was too cold? Or could it have been that we were too upset about my BIL's cancer? I honestly have no memory. I don't even remember being sad about it.
This year Diego and Truen carved their own pumpkins. In typical fashion, Diego imploded and stomped off all upset in angst and sheer disappointment, as carving was harder-than-it-looked and things-weren't-perfect, while Truen patiently worked toward the end goal without a hitch. Jamie wanted a "mad-looking" pumpkin and Eliah was just happy to mingle. The feathers strewn around are the remnants of butchering from the previous weekend.
Years' past for all our viewing pleasure: