Daddy Pumpkin, Momma Pumpkin & Baby Pumpkin (carving pumpkins!)

This year was really exciting for us since we picked out THREE pumpkins from the Lafayette Farmer’s Market: Daddy Pumpkin, Momma Pumpkin & a Baby Pumpkin.

While our son won’t have his hands on a sharp carving utensil for years, having him in our Bjorn carrier & having three pumpkins made it feel like he was part of the pumpkin carving process. 🙂

After the Pumpkin Carving with Barry Brown segment on Colorado & Company, I got inspired. Our pumpkins are simple, but maybe we’ll improve our technique with each year?! 🙂

Some of his tips were:

  • use the tools in the pumpkin carving kits
  • once you poke the pattern in your pumpkin, rub baking flour on it if you are having a hard time seeing the pattern
  • carve the pumpkin while it sits in your lap

The tools:

The Pumpkins:

Stayed tuned for a pumpkin seeds recipe! 🙂

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hillary - October 27, 2010 - 3:55 pm

lol so cute 🙂 i love how you photograph your stages with everything 🙂
PS i haven’t carved a pumpkin with the stem ontop for years. I always turn it on its side and use the stem as a nose 😉

Heather - October 27, 2010 - 3:57 pm

That sounds SO cute! A stem for a nose is a great idea!
We thought about cutting out the bottom, so you just lift it up to insert the lighting, but stuck to the old-school lid.

Tangi - October 28, 2010 - 11:08 pm

I’ll have to share the stem-nose idea with my husband…he likes to get incredibly creative with pumpkin carving. This year, our 4.5 year old took after him–his pumpkin turned out to be a replica of Iron Man! 😉

Barry Brown - October 29, 2010 - 10:33 pm

Hey there, what great photos. Thanks for watching and including me in your traditions! I love it! Say, do you want to shoot some of my pumpkins? I love what you see and would LOVE to see my pumpkins be your subject! Happy carving! Barry

Heather - October 30, 2010 - 10:34 am

Barry, that sounds fantastic! Thanks for asking! I will e-mail you (or feel free to e-mail me blog @ ChrisHeatherLilly.com) so we can sync up! 🙂 Heather

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