The oddest pumpkin in the patch

Family Pumpkins

Family Pumpkins

We carved our pumpkins today!  After arranging them on the livingroom floor, we let the kids pick theirs (even little Bubba grabbed for one) and then my husband and I picked ours.  I was wondering if Short Stack would like carving pumpkins this year, but NOPE!  She HATES HATES HATES (her words, not mine) the goo.  She would barely stick her hand inside her pumpkin.  Bubba on the other hand decided that the pumpkins (goo and all) looked delicious.  We spent most of the time trying to grab chunks of pumpkin out of his mouth.  He’d just wait till our attention was on something else, pull the top off one of the pumpkins and chow down!  Our pumpkins certainly attest to our different personalities.  My husband did his and Bubba’s going for simple large shapes.  My daughter decided to color hers with marker and then instructed me on the shapes she wanted.  I decided to go a little crazy this year and test my artistic abilities when it came to pumpkin carving.  Can you guess which one it is? I really had a blast and was inspired by the book Dr. Pompo’s Nose by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers.  Check out books by these authors at your local library.  They are totally cute (and amazing!!!)

Do you have any pumpkin carving traditions?  How about your classic roasted pumpkin seed recipes?  Please share!!


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  1. Sounds like you had a blast! Well every year we go to a local pumpkin patch in one of the little towns here in our area. My son has always loved pumpkins. He is now 8, when he was little he used to call them tumkins. He picks out his pumpkin and then chooses the pattern, and I end up carving it for him. This year he decided he is going to paint one of his own. He likes to help me clean out the inside of the pumpkin. I have carved Power Rangers, Jango Fett, Darth Vader and Skeletons. I really enjoyed reading your blog. Thanks for sharing.
    My husband wrote about our Nature walk that we took yesterday they had the trail all decorated for Halloween, feel free to check out our pics.

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