One of the coolest things about being a parent is getting to experience "everything new". All the exciting and magical traditions I enjoyed when I was young are exciting and magical again through the eyes of a child. I loved getting out the Halloween decorations and showing them to Jared. And I thoroughly enjoyed carving Jared's first pumpkin. He seemed pretty interested in it and kept trying to eat the cut out pieces. In fact, after I finished carving the face, I got up to wash my hands and turned back around to find him gnawing on it.