We did carve our pumpkins tonight. I am glad we did, because it was a fun experience for all of us. A great memory that I will hold with me for a long time....
CoCo Bean and Daddy getting her pumpkin ready. She cleaned the pumpkin out all by herself... with a little help from mom.
Noah chose to carve a difficult 'mummy' face on his pumpkin. I drew it on the pumpkin and he literally carved the whole thing by himself. He did an amazing job! He stuck at it for two hours!
Here are the kids finished products. Nate clearly did all of CoCo Beans, but she takes full credit. :) Doesn't Noah's mummy face look great!?
I even felt moved enough to do a pumpkin for Declan. I think that is how I have to approach these events... figure out how I can incorporate him into everything we do. How can we enjoy ourselves and still remember him? It's a daily battle!
Our finished products. I think they turned out pretty cool.
How I wish things were different... how I wish Declan was with us. I will wish this until I take my last breath, but while I am here, I must figure out how to take pleasure in the small things and give myself permission to smile, to laugh and to live.