Our Very First Carved Pumpkin ( Momimhar posted on October 30th, 2013 )

We just got home from a 3-day visit to DD’s grandparents.  The drive home on Wednesday afternoon was a big challenge because it was raining hard from Tyler all the way to our house. Thankfully, my little one was taking a nap while the rain was pouring down over the Interstate.  I was very careful because of the extremely low visibility on the road.  Plus I was behind a big delivery truck and drove me nuts.  Anyway, we safely arrived home.  We always have a great time visiting the folks.

Then I remember my dear husband told us that we’ll carve a pumpkin the day before the Halloween.  I had a big pumpkin on the front porch.  DD was very excited about the thought that she will help carve a pumpkin.  I haven’t carved a pumpkin before, ever.  So this is the very first carved pumpkin for me and DD.  We bought a pumpkin carving kit from Walmart a week ago.  Because DD was very excited, she took the tools off the pack checking them one by one.

Tonight’s the night and we carved our very first Halloween pumpkin.  First we picked a pattern from the kit – a cat.  Then DH cleaned the pumpkin and removed the mushy thing inside it.  We placed and traced the pattern on the pumpkin using a tracer.


Taping the pattern on the pumpkin.


DD helping daddy carve the pumpkin. Actually, she’s poking it.

After tracing, we removed the pattern from the pumpkin and began carving, following the poked dots on it.


Yay!  Doing some finishing touches.

DD was very happy about the result.  I will show you the picture of the lighted pumpkin tomorrow.  🙂  For the meantime, I will tell take this opportunity to tell you that DD is gonna be a Pirate Princess on Trick or Treat tomorrow…not Jewel from Lalaloopsy.

5 responses

  1. Nova says:

    Very nice and remember the first time to carve pumpkin glad you have those photos to show her when she grows up.

  2. Meow! That is gorgeous Mare!

  3. jheylo says:

    Welcome home 😀 glad that you arrived home safe and sound despite of the nasty weather.

  4. I have never used those templates, I will look for them next year. This year we did the traditional carved pumpkin with teh snaggled tooth.

  5. Coolchillmom says:

    That came out great!
    Saving your technique for last year because emoting or the pumpkin is a pain!

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