The Many Faces (and tools) of Pumpkin Carving

Last night, Mason, SuperDad, and I carved/decorated pumpkins. I had planned on sitting out of the festivities, but they needed a photographer. Mason’s facial expressions made it worth my time.

He wasn’t huge on the guts at first and kept saying “I’m all done now” and would need coaxing to continue on. The fact that he’s smiling in these first few is PURE LUCK.

And then we switched pumpkins and the real fun began…. Armed with his very own knife, Mason carved his heart out. He then put all the guts back INTO the pumpkin, only to pull them all out again.

He started getting cold, so I cut up an old onesie and made him a classy Halloween Hillbilly shirt. Who needs Pinterest when you have baby clothes and a scissors? LOL

Since I’m anti-pumpkin carving (because I am a weird pumpkin hugger) but Mason couldn’t understand why we were carving two pumpkins and leaving the third one plane, so I gave him mine to “decorate.” Grandma B just bought him a new set of tools that day, so pumpkin decorating went far beyond the stickers I had imagined….

Fortunately for you, the pictures where he was using his pliers are all on my phone and I’m too lazy to get them. LOL

Mason posing with the finished (carved) products)


This time last year – Little Tree Hugger

Two years ago – Swim Class and a Party / Mason’s Siblings



5 thoughts on “The Many Faces (and tools) of Pumpkin Carving

  1. Randalin

    These pictures are great. His shirt is killing me with the cute!
    Kale was also hesitant about getting his hands on the pumpkin guts. He said he’d “do that tomorrow.”

  2. Jayme

    He is adorable!

    Have you ever roasted the pumpkin seeds for snacking? I always enjoyed making the seeds as I carved pumpkins. Even when I got to an age I was cutting up the pumpkins for making pie and soup, I still roasted the seeds.

  3. Colleen Panzer

    Buahahaha the hillbilly shirt doesn’t look too bad until you get to the tummy part, lol. The Munchkin would have nothing to do with the guts, in fact, he kept putting the top back onto the pumpkin! He didn’t like it broken.

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