This year my daughter, Katie, and I carved pumpkins "old school". We didn't dig out all the tools and patterns we usually use. Instead we put down newspapers and got out the paring knives.
This little scene is our favourite for this year. Katie did one and I did the other. We love Hallowe'en but we only had three trick or treaters - all little princesses. That is the hard part of living out in the country so far - the kids there are around would rather head to town where the houses are closer together. Hope springs eternal though and no doubt next year we will once again be up to our armpits in decorations, jack-o-lanterns, candy apples and witch finger cookies!