My children had their first experience carving pumpkins this year. It's not really a big thing in England, so we just didn't do it. They'd seen me cook with pumpkins, but nothing else. So on Friday we went to a pumpkin patch and let them pick out some pumpkins. Charlotte immediately gravitated towards a white pumpkin. Kieran at first went for a large orange pumpkin, but it had spots on it, and since I wanted to be able to cook with the pumpkins, too, I asked him to look for another one. He then went for the beautiful carnival squash. He also picked out a couple of orange pumpkins for my parents.