Therefore, it seemed rather fitting when their Aunt Leigh sent them both skeleton t-shirts for Halloween this year. And since I knew we would be carving pumpkins this weekend, I had them wear their new -t-shirts because as we all know I like to coordinate for any and all potential photo ops. But I had completely forgotten that I purchased a Mr. Potato Head Skeleton pumpkin decorating kit so the coordination got taken to a whole new level.
Even better? The kids really got into the poses. It was one of those moments that was so much fun. I did't have to bribe or plead with them to take pictures. They were coming up with stuff on their own and I just snapped away. Toward the end they were giggling so hard, they couldn't make the mean and scary faces that they were trying to accomplish. (also check out Joe's handy man work as he installed a gas log set in the fireplace for easy and mess-free fires all winter long!)
Carving pumpkins is a lot of work and 99.9% of that work falls on us as parents. My kids at least have no desire to touch the guts of the pumpkins (my job) and of course they are too young to actually do any of the carving (Joe's job). But seeing their excitement when we light the candles inside the jack-o-laterns, not to mention the great fun we had taking pictures with them made it all worth it.