Fall weather has finally moved into our area and our boy is SO EXCITED about Halloween next week! With our schedules being so busy this month, we’ve been trying to work fall-like trips in wherever we can. I’ve taken the kids to the apple orchard twice (and picking up a pumpkin on our second trip.) This weekend, the family split up (divide and conquer) to get a few things done, and I took the baby to another pumpkin patch because we needed a third pumpkin (or fourth, if you count the one my grandma brought over.)
Basically pumpkins have invaded our house, and I’m not sorry about it.
Saturday evening, I started carving the first of three pumpkins. My son chose R2D2 and I got to work on this crazy design. Every few minutes he would ask me if I was done, and follow up with “it almost looks good!” Such encouragement from a 5-year-old. But, it doesn’t look terrible, as long as you shine a flashlight into it. 😉
Sunday evening, we decided to paint the second pumpkin and create Darth Vader. (Somewhere in my house or car – or maybe it was left behind accidentally at Target – is a BB-8 pumpkin decorating kit, but I have searched for over a week and I cannot find it!) It took a good amount of paint, but the pumpkin was finally black. It dried overnight and this morning we added his arms and head. Not too bad!
(Pumpkin number 3 has been carved, but I sadly didn’t snap a photo this morning. He’s a regular jack-o-lantern and my son named him Jack.)
Funny enough, I don’t know if we’re truly done carving pumpkins. My son loves it, and they’re kind of fun, despite the sore fingers I have now from R2D2.
To keep you in the pumpkin spirit, check out this pumpkin pancake recipe. They make a great breakfast for dinner option!