She didn't mean to break off the stem, though.
She managed to scoop out all the goop and start carving its face. Notice I'm reading my Pumpkin Patch Parable! Aunt Amanda is very talented with a knife. She loves Halloween almost as much as she loves St. Patrick's Day, I think.
Like all our goofy smiles? Aunt Amanda left her pumpkin here so that we could use it tonight. Isn't that great? We'll take pictures tonight with our pumpkins all lit up for everyone to see.