Today I was out in the yard with the dogs and I looked into our garden. Our poor jack o lanterns are nothing more than a shrunken heap now. After Halloween we threw them in the garden as compost for next year, and they sure do look pathetic! At one time they looked pretty nice.
This year we had four jack o lanterns - one for each of us. Between the ones we grew in the garden and the ones we got at the pumpkin patch, we were able to match the size of the pumpkin to each member of our family. When they were fresh, they were very cute - except for Levi's - he tried to make his scary looking, lol!
For Sophie's first Halloween back in 2005, my brother gave her a pumpkin. We saved the seeds from her very first pumpkin and planted them the following spring, and we've been doing it ever since. I think it's pretty cool that the pumpkin she was given as a one month old baby has started this little tradition. We refer to them as Sophie's pumpkins and she loves helping Levi plant and take care of them during the summer.
Here are some photos of our family of pumpkins from this year. I won't post what they look like now because that would be pretty gross. I'll let you use your imaginations on that one if you want to!
Me, Levi, Aiden and Sophie
Aiden and his little pumpkin.
Sophie with her happy pumpkin.