I found a bunch of vintage Sesame Street picture books and they reminded me so much of my childhood. When Alex and I were at the pumpkin patch last weekend, we found some pretty uniquely shaped pumpkins, one that looked remarkably similar to Bert's ovular head. It was then on the spot that we decided we would make Bert and Ernie jack o' lanterns this year. I worked on Bert and Alex created Ernie. It was the first time that we have carved pumpkins together and it was a fun new tradition for us on our first Halloween in Portland.