It is great to live in a country that has cheap pumpkins. We bought one to carve and the kids (and the grown ups) had a fantastic time.
The kids LOVED taking out the "guts." Joy loved the pumpkin because it is orange (her favorite color) and she loved picking out the design with daddy. As Brad was carving the mouth Joy asked him if he was a "pumpkin dentist". Once we put the candle inside Simon thought it was someone's birthday and wanted to sing "Happy birthday". HA