I was never into carving Halloween pumpkins like this until I had kids. Now it has become our family tradition to carve two pumpkins, one for each kid.
For our 2011 Halloween pumpkins Erica wanted a Barbie Kitty, and Matthew wanted an axe man. Thank goodness for those pumpkin stencil books that you can buy. Otherwise it would just be the plain old pumpkins.
Here is a short video I took of the finished product. Think they turned out alright. Lots of little lines on the Barbie Kitty. I was surprised it turned out as nice as it did.
If you want to see some of our past years pumpkins here are the links. Thought I had posted more than this but could only find the two.