Pumpkin carving with 2 year olds

October 29, 2010

Yesterday the boys, Mom and I started a new tradition, we carved pumpkins.  Can you believe I have lived for 28 years never to have carved a pumpkin?

Well not anymore.

We started off cutting the tops off and scraping seeds, Little H was was handy with his small spoon and tiny pumpkin.

*notice the tongue, he’s concentrating.

While Little W drove straight into the big pumpkin.

When I asked him what he was doing, he said “Working”.  DT would be so proud.

At least he was enjoying his job.

Little H and I worked on the small pumpkin.

But he really loved scrapping the pan full of seeds and guts.

Mom and I did all the carving.  I did this silly face (the boys broke off one of the eyes), and the small pumpkin.

*be nice this is my first time ever, lol!

Mom did this scary, skull, or as the boys call Bones!

And a big Jack-O’-Lantern face.

Here’s my silly face lit up.

Now that we are having some cooler weather I hope they hold up until Halloween!

Is pumpkin carving a tradition in your family?

This week I am hosting a Pumpkin link-up that has tons of pumpkin recipes and posts, stop by and link up!

From my tiny Kitchen, “Gold Star Wednesday”

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Kristen October 29, 2010 at 7:58 am

My husband and I have carved pumpkins in the past years – but this year we started a new tradition. We took a day and went to the pumpkin patch! Hubs had never ‘picked his own pumpkin.’ We decided that in the future we will load up the kids, pack a lunch & cider, go to the pumpkin patch, go thru the corn maze, picnic, then go home watch Charlie Brown’s Halloween and everyone carve pumpkins! I can’t wait!!


mub October 29, 2010 at 8:07 am

I usually carve a pumpkin but I didn’t end up getting one this year. I guess there is still time to pick one up tomorrow though, so we’ll see!

I’m glad that you have a new tradition =D


Criselda October 29, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Jenna don’t feel bad, I have never carved a pumpkin in my 28 years either, LOL…


M @ Betty Crapper October 29, 2010 at 2:53 pm

We used to carve pumpkins every Halloween growing up. I haven’t done any in the last few years, but can’t wait until next year. My daughter will be 2 then.


Mindee@ourfrontdoor October 31, 2010 at 8:27 am

Wow! I was gone all week and just stopped by to check in and your pumpkin link up is huge! Way to go!

So did you roast those seeds after you got done carving?


Tricia November 1, 2010 at 12:55 am

Henry is 4 now, and he loved carving the pumpkin this year. He requested a rather intricate pattern of a bat on one of them, so I gave it a whirl. And it didn’t turn out half bad! But really? He just wanted to get the goop out and mess around with it like it was a big, slimy disaster of PlayDoh. I’ve never seen him fall in love with slimy messiness as much in his life. THAT is what made it so worth it this year….

And I absolutely died reading the previous post about the grease. They looked SO FLIPPIN’ CUTE with that grease all over! But I know how hard that must have been to get off….still, worth it for those smiles, right? Maybe? Okay, no….


Kristen November 3, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Thanks for linking to Gold Star Wednesday! You boys are just the cutest 🙂


Alicia @ Alicia's Homemaking November 4, 2010 at 9:23 am

I have a secret…

I’ve never carved a pumpkin, either!!

Crazy town.

I love the faces you guys did! Such such pics…

Thanks for linking up!


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