Tonight was our designated pumpkin carving night. Joe got the kids bathed as I got everything ready-- the music, the donuts and milk (and yes, Kate is sampling the donuts for the picture), the newspaper and pumpkins...We armed Jake with washable markers so he could decorate his pumpkin and we started to rid our pumpkins of seeds. We discovered Kate doesn't really love that part. She waited for Joe to finish cleaning his up and then when he asked if she needed help, suddenly she was his #1 cheerleader-- "Dad, you're doing a GREAT job!"When we asked Kate what kind of face she wanted on her pumpkin, she motioned and said, "I want mine to look like this," and then she proceeded to pose by turning her head at a slight angle, giving a teeny smile (no teeth), and finishing up with, "You know, Barbie eyes." Of course!! Barbie eyes!! I know what that is and it's perfectly simple to replicate on a pumpkin! As long as it was girlie with eyelashes, she was happy :) Thanks for the fun night, family! I love you more than you could possibly imagine!