Confessions of a Middleagedmom

surviving motherhood in the “middle ages”

It’s Pumpkin Carving Time! October 30, 2009

Filed under: children,family,moms,sisters — middleagedmom @ 2:16 pm
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We finally decided to carve the pumpkins that we picked at the pumpkin patch. We had to do it early since one of the pumpkins had a little bruised spot that looked like it was going to rot soon.

So here’s our first attempt at carving pumpkins for our family. I hope you get a good laugh out of  my lack of artistic ability.

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We decided not to save the pumpkin seeds this time…maybe next year we can.


Princess said she wanted a “happy face” on her pumpkin. I was to lazy to make teeth for the smile. That’ll have to wait until next year too.

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Putting the candle in wasn’t too easy since I didn’t cut a big enough opening on top…oh well, it worked anyway.

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All lit up in the dark…so cool! The girls loved it!

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Princess said she wanted Baby’s pumpkin (the oblong one) to have a sad face. Hmmm…I wonder why? Mr. MaD said we should do this instead.

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Happy Halloween from our family to yours!


Pumpkin Patch 2009 October 18, 2009

Filed under: children,family,scrapbooking — middleagedmom @ 11:34 pm
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We did our annual pumpkin patch visit this weekend. Of course, the girls enjoyed themselves. This year we noticed that there was a whole section of white pumpkins but Princess insisted on the more traditional orange ones.

This year we decided to go for medium sized pumpkins. We usually pick mini pumpkins since it’s easier for the girls to handle. Besides the pumpkin picking, the girls enjoyed the hay ride and the petting zoo.

Here’s my album cover created on PSE7.

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Here’s our oblong pumpkin. 09pumpkin oblong


Here’s our round pumpkin. 09pumpkin round

What I’m thinking…

I wonder how long these pumpkins last? Will they last until Halloween?

Where do I find a good pumpkin carving knife?( I heard that Martha Stewart had a good one last year.)

What to “create” out of these pumpkins? (Maybe I need a template – suggestion?)