Ellie begged us to carve a pumpkin this year...we usually just paint or draw with markers...much easier and less mess. But this year, she wanted the real deal, as long as J agreed to scoop out the guts (she's not one for getting her hands too dirty). I sketched out the very basic jack-o-lantern design for Ellie's approval, but it was quickly rejected as not being scary enough. So we added the angry eyebrows, and....Voila, scary pumpkin. We're in the Halloween countdown now.