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Carving up the Pumpkin…

on November 4, 2012

October is such a fun month!   The decorations, the scary Haunted Trails, the pumpkin carving, the Fall Festivals, Oh My!  It’s one of the most fun times of the year and we LOVE IT!

We were very busy this past month and ended up waiting too long to get out and purchase our pumpkins.  Everywhere we looked, the only pumpkins that were left were either too small or too big.


Luckily, since I am the bargain hunter that I am, I happened to have a few foam crafting pumpkins from Michael’s that I purchased on super clearance last year (or maybe the year before??) after Halloween.   We also had some smaller than normal-sized pumpkins that the girls got at the Fall Festival’s we attended this year, so we decided to make lemonade out of lemons — or Jack-o-lanterns out of small pumpkins (as the case may be).

We started with the small pumpkins so when Dad got home from work, he could get started (he does all of the actual carving because he is sooooo good at it — and the girls are too young to handle knives and such.  They like to include him in the fun :D).

Scooping out the goo is the ickiest and, even though my Little Bits would admit it, the most enjoyable part of the pumpkin carving.

Well… LB3 seemed to like it :).

We also decided to decorate the crafting pumpkins with stickers and glitter (we LOVE glitter as you well know) and ribbons and… well, you’ll see…

We do love to get our craft on!

LB2’s decorated pumpkin (she said this was the front — I had to ask)

LB3’s decorated pumpkin (I got to help on this one! SO FUN!)

She thought the crown on the pumpkin was the perfect final touch LOL.  I just put it there to make her laugh.

Just before I took the picture, LB2 decided she needed to add some silver glitter!  I don’t know if you can tell, but that silver glitter got all over the porch and may be there for some time to come LOL.  All’s well in love and pumpkin decorating.

LB2’s finished carved pumpkin (thanks to our master carver — Dad)

LB3’s (A.K.A. The Princess) finished carved pumpkin (again thanks, Dad)

The Master carver himself — carving up a Family pumpkin (since we were running out of materials).

I don’t know if you can tell, but our family Jock-o-lantern has “SLOAN” for it’s mouth!  I just thought that was such a cute idea!  I wish I came up with it myself… but I WAS the one who found it online, so that counts, right?

Anyway, there you have it! We had a lot of fun decorating and carving and digging out the GUTS.  I hope your pumpkin carving was as exciting as ours.

Til Next time…


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