Philip is working the holiday today, and we aren't really doing too much "Thanksgivingy", but I did call home (to my family's Thanksgiving get together) and talked for an hour and a half to various members of my family! That always helps me feel a little more "connected" to what's going on in Ontario on this day. =)
Keenan and I carved pumpkins this morning for something fun to do. (Okay, I did all the actual carving and Keenan watched and played in the pumpkin guts when they came out) =)
Pulling the top off (he seemed quite surprised and disturbed initially that it was so "ucky" inside!)
After playing in here for a while, he was ready to have it Off his hands!
Here are the finished pumpkins:
This one was an idea I saw in a magazine... carve a small pumpkin, make holes all over it, rub the inside with cinnamon, add a tea light, and when you light it, it will smell like pumpkin pie!
A good pumpkin care idea I recently found out about: After you scoop out your pumpkin, dip it in water and bleach (10 to 1 mixture). This will kill the bacteria and help preserve your pumpkin longer.