These pictures were actually taken a week ago.
Andy, Jody, and Lexy stayed over for Andy's birthday celebration. Then, on Saturday, we carved a pumpkin for Lexy. These pictures were taken in the yard of my apartment complex.
As you can see in the bottom left picture, Lexy was not nearly as interested in pumpkin carving as she was in carrying around a grocery bag with rocks she was collecting. The bag was a bit bigger than she, but as is usually the case, size did not stop her. The same logic holds true for shoes these days -- the bigger the better. The other day she insisted on wearing my slippers around my apartment while exclaiming "Show Asa!" Apparently she associates Asa with big things. I wonder why. I don't have photos of that, unfortunately, but it is a fun story to tell anyway.
Once the carving was done, Lexy became a bit more intrigued with Mr. O'Lantern, as the photo on the left above shows. She seemed most curious about the stem and the removable skull cap. I thought the most impressive feature was the soul-patch. Apparently our pumpkin is a pseudo-hippie, just like the man who carved him. (Come on, Andy, if Jody would let you get away with a soul patch, you know you would).
In photo 3 I accidentally missed part of Lexy's face, but I included it anyway, even though a photograph without a full face shot of Lexy in it is automatically of far lesser value than any other photo, by default.