Israel & I carve pumpkins even though we don't do Halloween at our house. How else are you supposed to get out all those great yummy seeds? Each year has been more and more fun as Israel now reaches in to get the "goopyness". We had to carve Thomas in one and light it up for fun. Israel wanted me to carve a 6 on the other (for thomas best friend percy #6 of course). How do I explain that carving a six is not the best option? (let the reader understand...). We settled for an "I" for Israel.