Monday, October 31, 2011

We Carved Our First Pumpkin!

Let me start by saying we don't really "do" Halloween in Australia. Which means, we've never carved a Halloween pumpkin before! It's starting to slowly creep in though, every year there seems to be a few more people celebrating but not a whole lot. Last night we had 4 lots of Trick or Treaters, which is the most we've ever had, lol.

So, when I saw that our local supermarket had got in some special Halloween pumpkins, I thought it might be fun to do one with the kids!

Remember, we've never done this before, so no laughing!! 
Charlotte loved the scooping out the 'guts' part!

Sweet Shot Day 




and then, she {snapped}

This one made me laugh so hard! 

{Linking up with Simplicity's "Blooper" challenge}

Our VERY rough, kind of lop sided pumpkin =D

Ta-Da!

Charlotte was so proud of it she took it to preschool for show and tell yesterday!







I hope you enjoyed our first attempt! Hopefully we'll be better at it next year haha!


19 comments:

Buckeroomama said...

I think you did a super job!! =D

We don't get pumpkins that big over here... so, yeah, you are not alone in not ever having carved a pumpkin before. We haven't either! :)

em said...

Looks like you hit the nail on the head!! Great shots!

Ashley Sisk said...

I'm not sure that I've ever carved a pumpkin...at least not in my adulthood so you did a great job. I love the one of Charlotte.

Dreaming Hollow Photography said...

Love these pumpkin shots and your story to go with it! Looks like a great carving to me and I guess the most important thing is to have fun doing it. Looks like your little one was enjoying herself! =)

Susan said...

Oh my, what fun! Love Charlotte’s expression and what a great pumpkin for your first attempt!

photobyholly said...

Love it!! Carving pumpkins is something every child must experience - and it looks like she did a great job!! :)

Tracey N. said...

Awesome! Looks like you had a blast. Love that funny expression on Charlottes face!

Allison Hoffman said...

love her expression!! carving pumpkins always seems like it will be easier than it is, we've whimped out the last couple years and just painted them :)

Faith said...

good for you!! how fun :)

Heather said...

great job on the pumpkin ;)

Mommyof2girlz/StephD said...

Hooray for your first carved pumpkin! Living in the US and growing up with this tradition, I think I take it for granted sometimes. Wonderful captures, looks like you all had a great time!

Jo said...

It looks oh-so wonderful; the lopsided smile especially! <3 I've never carved a pumpkin either, they're not really into it in NZ, sadly!

x
Lost in the Haze

Sarah said...

Ha ha! Love these. Great for a first time. I haven't done it since I was little. Cute photos.

finallyMom.blogspot.com said...

i love it. great story telling.

Yvonne said...

So very cute! I think you did a great job for your first attempt ever :D

Amarie said...

I think you guys did GREAT! Looks like fun! :-D

Veronica said...

Great job! We love to carve pumpkins... well, my kids do. I love the easy clean up - just fold up the newspaper and away it goes. :)

leigh said...

I love how natural and earthy she looks carving in her undies. So innocent and sweet.

TerinAleah said...

I think you did a great job on your first pumpkin!! :) I'm a new follower! I look forward to getting to know you! :)
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