One thing I really like about Halloween (and there isn't that much, as you can tell from my latest article for the Hillsboro Argus) is carved pumpkins. However, I really don't like to actually carve them. Luckily for me, I can outsource that task--my brother-in-law is a true artist in the pumpkin carving world. As Michelangelo worked in marble, Wayne works in squash.
This first pumpkin is one that he made for his parents and he was able to devote a large chunk of time to it:
These are the two he made for us. It probably took him about 2 hours to make both of them. The first one appealed to my kids and the second, he said, was the face that was always inside the pumpkin!
All our trick or treaters (it was a slow year this year, only 163!) all love the pumpkins!