Pumpkin Time

Posted: October 29, 2015 in blog, family, Halloween, kids, toddlers, tweens, Uncategorized
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Last night and today was spent decorating and carving pumpkins. I got this Halloween door cover at Walgreen’s for .75 cents the day after Halloween last year. It came with stickers to make the faces on the pumpkins. When I got home, I realized that the stickers were not removable after you placed them, so I packed it up with the rest of the decorations for some fun to be had this year. Last night after bath time, I got the stickers out and let the girls decide on how the faces should be done. I told Oldest to lay the faces out and put them together first on the floor, before actually sticking them to the pumpkins. In one ear and out the other. She totally winged it. Little L got the bottom two pumpkins and Oldest was supposed to have the top two. But when it was time for her to put the stickers on, L got a bit miffed and started crying wanting to do it. So like the good sister she is, Oldest picked her up and let her put the stickers on. We only had to rearrange 2 things once it was done. We carefully peeled the stickers back off, so we didn’t tear anything up.

100_3953Then today, since it was really dreary out and the girls couldn’t get out side since it started pouring the rain, we went ahead and carved up the pumpkins. This was Little L’s first time and I didn’t know what to think of it. We told her to dig in and start pulling the guts out. Now this kid loves to get messy, give her paints, she paints herself, let her out side and she goes straight for the dirt or has daddy turn on the hose to make mud. But pulling pumpkin guts out was not her cup of tea. Daddy handed her a spoon and that was a little better, but every time she got some on her hand, she had to stop, get up and find the towel to wipe it off. It was quite funny, but after awhile she had more fun with it.

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They got the big one carved and then daddy said how bout the 2 smaller ones. Oldest said yes, so he cut them open and they began scooping. I was snapping away, taking pictures and I could tell L was getting a bit tired of the whole messy situation. I told Oldest just go ahead and clean them the best she could and get ready for daddy to cut the faces. After the clean up, she drew the faces on the pumpkins for daddy to carve out. By this time both girls had wondered off. I set up the table and got the pumpkins positioned and the tea lights put in and then hollered for them. I was only going to take a couple of pics, but ended up with atleast 20 just trying to get a couple of good ones of L. She was definitely tired and didn’t want to look at the camera, let alone smile. She wouldn’t leave the pumpkins alone, kept taking the tops off and messing with the lights. Oldest was getting aggravated with her and I got one pic that we all had a good laugh about. Oldest was making a face that had, “this used to be my time” all over it. You could definitely see the jealousy.

All in all, it was a good time. More memories to have and more scrapbooking to do. πŸ™‚

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  1. OneBusyMama says:

    Ahhhh….the joys of pumpkin carving! πŸ˜ƒ

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