Steve asked Ella what kind of pumpkin she wanted to make, she didn't have to think about it for more than a second and immediately said - "skeleton!" So, skeleton it was!
Other years she's been really grossed out by touching the seeds and the strings but she dug right in there this year
Ella told me a funny story about pumpkin seeds. She wanted us to bake pumpkin seeds so I told her we'd have to separate the seeds from the strings. She said that people don't eat the strings and only snakes eat the strings with the seeds. I asked her how that worked and this is the explanation she gave me: Snakes swim through the water and find pumpkins underneath the water. They poke a sharp knife into the pumpkin to make a hole and eat all the seeds and strings!
Steve making a skeleton and Ella making her "soup"
My little helper
Final product - one scary skeleton jack-o-lantern and one adorable little super girl!