Pumpkin time

img_4467I got hit right between the eyes with a tremendous confirmation this week and I wanted to share it with you.  You know how we have been discussing Self-Love, Inner Happiness, etc.?  Well, this week I felt so blessed and overjoyed by preparing some Fall activities with my little people, that I had to share them with you.  Wanna see?

My sister-in-love (sister in law, she is so cute, that’s how she calls me) told us about a pumpkin patch nearby and we all decided to go to choose one with the little people.  Everyone got pretty excited to pick the pumpkin and we spent quite a while looking for the “perfect one”!

Well it was not long until we found it and we hauled it home quickly to carve it.

That is when the magic begun…

The kids were cooperating so well.  There was some type of unspoken agreement that we were going to make this a special time.  I got my little “gold nugget” right from the beginning: this is a memory-making time and we were going to get great joy from this.

img_4466Something as simple as carving a pumpkin and deciding what we were going to do together to make it all happen, was nothing less than pure joy.

We chose the template to cut out together, we took turns for each participant to enjoy the different parts of the activity, we laughed a lot while we did silly noises and compared the inside of the pumpkin to tripes, etc.  img_4468

There was nothing special about it, but there was everything special about it.  We were together and there was magic in it.  

I hope you like the pictures I am sharing with you.  It all turned out quite well!

A few days later, my son told me (out of nowhere): “Mommy, I am still thinking often about us carving the pumpkin last weekend.  We had such a great time together that I will never forget it!”

img_4484That, my friends, is what it’s all about.  Keeping the positive times alive in our minds and hearts, and making them happen a priority.

We are not here on this earth for very long, so as a friend of mine says it: Make it count!





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51 Responses to “Pumpkin time”

  1. That looks like such a fun day and a lovely project. I’ve never been to one of those pumpkin patches but l would love to go someday. Loved the pictures.

  2. Looks like you guys had a great time! The pumpkins look good too!!

  3. What fun! We love going apple and pumpkin picking. I haven’t braved the carving with my kiddos yet, we usually paint ours. However, you have inspired me to try carving next year

  4. I actually carved pumpkins with my kids for the first time this year. Which is crazy cause I have been at this mom thing for 13 years. But I don’t like halloween, and so my mom always did the honors. I am happy to report that I actually enjoyed doing it and planning to do it again, and maybe even again!

    • Horray! You did it, KenyaRae! I am glad you enjoyed it. I would love to hear about the “again, and again” sessions you are planning on having with some pictures too!

  5. Your photographs are very nice. I love that you found a joyous moment with your family. I love moments like this with my family, too. It is something very simple, yet it is the greatest feeling to be with them. Looking forward to reading more of your writings!

  6. I love carving pumpkin with the kids!!! This is one of my favorite times of the year with the seasons changing and fall baking!

  7. It’s always so much fun doing the seasonal activities like apple picking and pumpkin picking. We went pumpkin picking a few weeks ago and had so much fun! The kids really had a blast.

  8. Great post, Martine! Can you believe that I have NEVER carved a pumpkin? Perhaps I can get a group of friends over, and we can have a carving party or something. You’ve inspired me. 🙂

  9. Fun times! I have a small pumpkin patch on my land and I’ve been having a blast making pumpkin puree’ to make pumpkin bread, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin dog treats and the list goes on. Love it!

  10. Pumpkin carving is so much fun, well honestly I hate gutting the pumpkins. None of my kids will do that, so I set stuck doing it for like three or four pumpkins. BOO But I do love roasting the pumpkin seeds!

    • To tell you the truth, we started feeling a bit gross about it too, but it became some type of game with all the slime going around… I guess we were determined to make this a fun experience!

  11. Sister in love that is cute. I haven’t been to a pumpkin patch in some time.

  12. carving pumpkins as a family is one of my favorite times during the Halloween time. I have fond memories as a young child and now I am creating more of the same with my kids… glad your family enjoys it just as much : )

  13. You guys did great on your pumpkins! I like that hena style decorating going on with that one. How fun!

  14. I remember pumpkin carving as a child and it was sooo much fun! I am loving these photos.

  15. Awww I’m so glad everyone had such a great time. Carving pumpkins can be so much fun and memorable.

  16. Can you believe that I’ve never carved a pimpkin? But, you’ve spared smething in me. I would say there’s still time. It’s Fall, so why not? Thanks.

  17. Pimpkin? LOL. Correction: pumpkin.

  18. That is so sweet! I love how your son express how much he will never forget that memory of carving the pumpkins. Is is able making great bonding memories and I would love to do that with my own future family one day.

    • It is priceless! We are doing our best to create those special moments with our families since life is so short… I am loving every aspect of it and it makes life so much better!

  19. That is such an amazing initiative and you all look like you enjoyed the time spent together!

  20. I love carving pumpkins with the kids. Then baking the seeds and eating them while we look at our pumpkin art work.

  21. Looks like y’all had a great time picking out and carving pumpkins! I love fall!!

  22. Sometimes its the simplest moments that have the biggest impacts! I am glad you all had a great time, and your pumpkins look fantastic!

  23. I love this! It’s amazing how little moments seem to have the best impact. Carving pumpkins is messy, yet fun lol!

  24. Wow! Look at what you did and the fun you had! I’ve never, ever, played with a pumpkin before – nor could I make it look this nice – love your images and step by step 🙂

  25. Carving pumpkins is so much fun! It is one of my favorite things to do in the fall!

  26. Aww! So fun! Sounds like you’ve made some great memories!

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