Hello there everyone! Today I am sharing some pics from over the weekend when we carved our first family pumpkin of the year! Pumpkin carving is just SO much fun – it’s a great way to spend time as a family all while doing an activity together. And just because, I wanted to flash back to last year when Wyatt carved his first pumpkin – just go ahead and check out those baby curls!

This year we went about carving our pumpkins in a whole different way – we used actual pumpkin carving supplies! And let me tell you, it was soooo much easier. We used all Pumpkin Masters supplies – these can be found at your local grocery, drug, or craft store, and nationally at Target and Walmart. When I first looked at the little carving knife that comes with the kit I think I may have rolled my eyes – but it works WAY better than a kitchen knife and is safer too.

We ended up choosing a simple cat pattern from the kids book because we wanted Wyatt to be as involved as possible. He loved taking the top off the pumpkin and watching me pull out all of the seeds and insides of the pumpkin. The pattern was perforated so we could easily rip the shape of the pattern out of the book to tape onto the pumpkin. Once it was taped we simply poked holes using the special tool, removed the paper, and used the carving tool to connect the dots! It took us half the time it did last year – the Pumpkin Masters supplies made a huge difference!

We had so much fun creating our cat pumpkin that we also made a spider AND floral pumpkin with our kits too! Football was on television, fall candles were lit, the windows were open, and we spent some great quality family time on Sunday just creating our pumpkin masterpieces! Doesn’t really get any better than that! And because I’m not sure exactly when little Levi (the one who’s baking) will get here – I wanted to do these things with Wyatt early so I wouldn’t miss my chance!

Oh, and one more thing! Here’s the pumpkins lit up and glowing – the picture is from my instagram account and if you head over there you can see more pumpkin pics!

Pumpkin Masters Carving Contest:
    • Pumpkin Masters is searching for carving talent as part of its annual Pumpkin Masters Carving Contest.
    • Share a pic of your carving via Instagram or Twitter with #PumpkinMasters2013, submit via the Facebook app or send via email to: [email protected] to enter for the chance to win one of six prizes, including $5,000 for the Best Pumpkin.
    • Contest runs from October 1 – 31, 2013.
    • Contest details and official rules: https://clvr.li/pumpkinmasters2013

 Have you carved pumpkins with your family yet?
Do you have any fun carving traditions?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.