However, I have always carved a pumpkin. Every single year without fail. As a child I used to always look forward to carving the pumpkin, helping to take all the yucky, slippery seeds out the centre and watch the candle shine through the little face carved into the front. This is definitely a tradition I want to continue with Alice. She loved watching me carve the face and laughed as I put all the seeds into the pot. And she is very proud of her new pumpkin friend.