Out of all the squash, pumpkins are by far the most magical. They can be roasted and savory, or made into sweet treats. I LOVE pumpkin hot chocolate, cookies, pie, rolls, cheesecake. Delish.
Or you can carve, or decorate them. They are a beautiful fall decoration plain or embellished. Magic, I tell you. It is tradition for our family to take a day and spend time creating our own brand of magic with our pumpkins. Check out our crop.
The kids are getting older, so I let them do whatever they want. They can carve...
Some already have ideas in mind and others take a moment to decide.
I had a million ideas, but finally went for a weird one that involved spray paint. I like me some spray paint.
Let's see these transformations.
June did such a good job carving.
Robyn did a pumpkin to match her costume. Any guesses what she will be?
Daisy wanted a vampire to match her toothy grin.
I loved Pearl's butterfly that she painted herself. Her pumpkin was so heavy, she couldn't really hold it.
I liked how my pumpkin turned out. I adore our ginkgo leaves from the backyard.
Speaking of big pumpkins, this one might be heavier than Ivory.
Sadly, she left for gymnastics before she could finish, so I didn't get a picture of her with her pumpkin, but you can see her awesome minion design in this picture. She did an incredible job carving.
Dad's pumpkin was never carved. We got one for him, but he wasn't able to come home and carve with us, because he had to catch up on work after being out from his bad ankle. I miss having a Stallion original. He always does great designs.
I wouldn't want to meet this guy in a dark alley.
We had a great time carving. I hope this is a tradition that the kids remember with fondness.