He didn't disappoint and returned with several lovely pumpkins for us to carve.
The kids set about seriously drawing various faces to help them figure out what they wanted to carve on the pumpkins.
Then the pumpkin gutting began!
Even Finn was a big helper.
All of the older kids carved their own pumpkins. This is the first year we've let them handle the carving knives and saws on their own.
We munched on roasted pumpkin seeds while we carved, of course.
When the pumpkins were all carved, we lined them up on the back deck to admire them...
And eagerly anticipated nightfall so we could enjoy them in full glory.
Ooh, what scary, glowing faces!