When I heard that my brother Jonathan and sister-in-law Jenn were hosting a "Bring Your Own Pumpkin" party at their home in California, I decided to copy their clever idea and do the same out here in Massachusetts. Unfortunately, it seems that not all my friends enjoy carving pumpkins as much as I do... some people came to the party pumpkin-less. We did end up with some good pumpkins at the end of the evening, though.
Chaz's nerdy computer pumpkin:
Krista's happy pumpkin:
Keith carved a baby pumpkin into a cool spiral:
And the snaggle-toothed pumpkin that Story and I carved together:
Of course, the next thing we had to do was pour a little olive oil over the seeds, add a little salt...
And roast... and eat...