As I was posting pictures of the kids for Halloween, I realized I left out a story. The afternoon of trick-or-treating, we always carve a pumpkin with Jenna. This year was to be no exception, and Eric had bought the pumpkin the day before. He put it on the dining room table to be carved after Alex went down for his nap. Unfortunately, Alex found the pumpkin interesting, and unbeknownst to us, he had crawled up on a chair and was rolling the pumpkin around the table. The stem had already fallen off in Eric’s trunk, so there was nothing to slow it down. Suddenly, we hear a loud thud. We all went running towards the sound. Fortunately, the sound wasn’t Alex hitting the floor, but rather the pumpkin. Said pumpkin now had quite the split across the top of it. We decided that it was still carveable and put it on the kitchen counter. When it came time to carve, Jenna said something about taping the split shut and Eric said jokingly “Or we could staple it”. I looked at him and went to get the staple gun. We ended up with Franken-pumpkin.