He was happy to do some scooping, but there really wasn't a need to take his shirt off. Guaranteed, though, that if I hadn't, he would have been covered.
This was a good activity, though, on Monday when he was already starting to go a little batty being cooped up inside. I think the biggest blessing of not getting hit so hard by Sandy is that our imprisonment was brief. Still, wait for the video I post tomorrow.
As I said, he was intrigued, but like at the petting zoo, did not want to get his hands dirty. He did not so much as touch one little orange strand. He did try and eat a raw seed, but that's because he's familiar with the cooked variety. (Loves them, and does a good job chewing, don't worry.)
He got very excited when I showed him the lid and spent quite a bit of time taking it on and off. My notch that makes it easier for us to put on was helpful, too.
In the end, I'm fairly please with myself and thought it was cute. Not my crazy carvings of the past, but cute.
Thankful Day #1: Today I'm thankful for the harvest that pumpkins represent. I'm thankful we have plenty of food on our table.