A week before Halloween we carved our pumpkin with Andrew. Micah had a little saw that he let Andrew use to cut the top off. He made a circle and had Andrew follow the lines to cut. Andrew loved it; he got to use tools! Andrew also enjoyed pushing out the pieces of the face once Daddy cut them out. He kept pushing them out, putting them back in so he could push them out again.
While Daddy pulled out all the insides of the pumpkin I read The Pumpkin Patch Parable book to Andrew. It is one he loves, and we read it year round, but it was fun to read it while we were carving our very own pumpkin. It was a great way to bring the Gospel into a fun tradition. It talks about how the farmer (God) plants pumpkins and picks out one to carve. He then puts his light into the pumpkin, and the pumpkin shines the light out for all to see.