Last year we skipped carving pumpkins. Claire was little enough that she had no interest in them, and I don't enjoy the carving enough to want to clean up the mess.
This year was different.
Claire LOVED playing in the pumpkins. She dug right in and couldn't get enough of transferring the pumpkin pulp to the bowl. Towards the end, when the inside of the pumpkin needed to be scraped out, Darren would try to help and would be immediately be pushed aside.
Claire was the cutest little Nemo last night, but she wasn't as much of a fan of the costume as we were. She HATES anything on her head, so the hood didn't last long.
Instead of trick or treating we went to church for the Fall Carnival. Claire loved all the kids in costume, the bouncy house and slide. We let her bounce a little on the edge of the sumo pit. The bounce houses were a little too busy for her, but she had a great time.