pumpkin carving

Nov 8, 2011

pumpkin carving

A few weeks ago I attended the wedding of my cousin Josh and came home with six pumpkins from the luncheon decorations. I have never carved a pumpkin. Gasp! How is it possible to have reached this stage of my life and never done something so basic as carving a pumpkin? I don’t know, I just know I never have. Maybe I thought it was too hard or too gross or too what??? Well, whatever I thought, I was wrong…it was fun and messy and I am pretty sure everyone will want to do it next year.

Anyway, we covered the island with plastic tablecloths, pulled out our assortment of very dull knives and got to work. Richard quickly gave up on using the dull knives and grabbed his Leatherman and using the saw blade made fast progress.


So much so that everyone else wanted to use it as well.


We cleaned out all the guts, saved piles of seeds to dry, laughed ourselves silly, and ended up with a fairly cute pumpkin family.



I think there is a little bit of resemblance, don’t you think? They are in age order from left to right: Richard’s looks gentle and happy, mine looks like it is screaming in surprise, Blythe’s is a castle, which is where her mind often is, Keziah’s looks determined, Fisher’s looks like a gentle lil’ boy, and Annesley’s has a huge smile and zest for life.


Is this kind of like those Rorschach tests? Maybe so, maybe I am seeing things that aren’t really there.

We haven’t put candles in them or anything, but they are on our front porch bringing some festivity to our fall.

Thank you for the fun activity Aunt Carol!

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  1. Annesley is the spitting image of you!!!

    • tracy

      I know…it is pretty endearing to have a child SO like me in looks and behavior. I adore her!

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    • tracy

      I LOVE wordpress! It is a gazillion times better than blogger. Have to run right now, but I am happy to answer questions about wordpress…just list ’em out and I will get back with you soon.

  3. How fun! We love carving pumpkins. We tried a pumpkin carving kit for the first time this year and wow, they make it easier, plus they are safe for the little ones :)

    • tracy

      What on earth is a pumpkin carving kit?

  4. Love everything! So so adorable. Nice work Trace and Jessica!