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Pumpkin Carving and Decorating 2011


Last Friday my hubby had the day off from work and we were really hoping to head out to a pumpkin patch, but it was pretty cold and we figured it wasn’t a great idea. He took Adaline out to the store where they picked out a big pumpkin, smaller pumpkin, and a bag full of gourds that Adaline calls “little pumpkins”.

Adaline poses with her pumpkin before the pumpkin fun begins.

I’m not really sure what’s going on here. Apparently she finds my face fascinating…I’m sure you all do 😉

Since Adaline’s still a little too young for carving, and I don’t have any cookie cutters, paint, or glitter, I decided to let her decorate her pumpkin using markers. This was her first marker-related experience and she thoroughly enjoyed it, although she was a little irritated that the colors didn’t look right sometimes (because of the orange pumpkin many colors just looked black).

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Adaline gets some blue marker on her thumb, which upsets her. No problem, it’s nothing a little mommy spit won’t fix.

The proud artist with her completed masterpiece.


Now it’s daddy’s turn to carve the big pumpkin. Adaline busies herself with crayons and asking me to repeatedly draw triangles on the newspaper.

Weird and gross. Back off, ladies, he’s mine 😉

Last year hubby and I traded off with the pumpkin scooping and carving, but this year I let the man handle it all by himself. Pumpkin guts are super gross.

Here’s Cool Daddy’s finished masterpiece. It’s an owl, just in case you weren’t sure 😉

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Pumpkin Carving 2010


Yes, you read that right…2010. Last year I never got around to posting about our ever-so-exciting evening of Pumpkin Carving. Those of you who have been with me for a year or more were probably in tears when the detailed update never surfaced. For that I apologize.

Lucky for all of you I’m going to tell you about it right now. Perhaps even luckier is the fact that looking back on the photos I don’t recall any details or anything fascinating (or completely boring) to have much to say at all…which is probably why I’m trying to make up for it with this completely dull and unnecessary introduction.

2010 was the first year that Cool Daddy or I had ever attempted to open, empty, and carve a pumpkin without our parents’ supervision. Apparently it wasn’t something we cared to do prior to having children. Now we’s all growed up 😉

We went to several pumpkin patches last year and got a pumpkin each time. We decided to only carve one of them.
Here’s Adaline with the three other pumpkins.
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Opening up the pumpkin.

This is absolutely disgusting. I likely won’t be doing this ever again. *gag*
Unfortunately the cute apron and fancy gloves didn’t glam it up for me at all.

The pumpkin is just about ready to be carved.

Cool Daddy and I took turns carving out the pumpkin.

Adaline is bored and busies herself by bothering Muppet.

This is my tongue. I’ve had it all of my life.

Our first family jack-o-lantern…

To see the fate of last year’s jack-o-lantern click here.

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*Trick-or-Treat 2011
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*How to make a Kleenex Box Halloween Costume
*Halloween Parade: Fall Fashion

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