Life+Adventures|Carving Pumpkins + Halloween| #NaBloPoMo

NaBloPoMo_1114_465x287_NOVThis Fall has been great so far! We’ve had so much fun with spending time with family and getting out and doing activities with our little one. There were a lot of arts and crafts and taking pictures outdoors, but this year was the first year my little one got to carve a pumpkin. It’s a little sad to say—but it’s also the first time I carved a pumpkin myself. Why didn’t anyone tell me how absolutely icky and sticky carving pumpkins would be? Needless to say, we had a really great time carving the pumpkins and even got to carve some really cool designs.

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We carved pumpkins at my mother’s house and we drew the faces on the pumpkins before carving it out. I definitely see why some families choose to paint or decorate their pumpkins because it’s definitely time consuming and messy, especially for little ones. Jaydabug wanted little to nothing to do with the pumpkin but she loved the idea of it lol 🙂 (Our pumpkin is on the right, in the picture above) We also carved this really cool pumpkin design at my brother and sister in law’s home with a pumpkin carving design kit.

This Halloween was the first time our little one has been trick or treating. We talked about all of her favorite shows and characters and she finally decided on being Strawberry Shortcake. She has Strawberry Shortcakes movies, toys, and even soap, so it was only fitting that she got the costume for this Halloween.


It was going to be a cool and breezy night so we had to make some adjustments to her Halloween costume. It was made of very thin material, so we had her put on long sleeves underneath her dress, jeans over her tights, and a coat over her costume. I wasn’t concerned about if her costume would be unrecognizable, but more so concerned about how cold it would be (lower 50s), because I didn’t want her to get sick. Also, everywhere we went, people immediately recognized her as Strawberry Shortcake.


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We ventured into a nearby neighborhood and we also visited a local church for a “Trunk or Treat” Event. Overall, we had a lot of fun and she got enough goodies to fill two of her little buckets. Of course she wanted to stay up all night, as if she was waiting on more candy (or presents) lol She had a few treats before bath and bed and she slept soundly, but unfortunately woke up with a cough and congestion. Next year, we will definitely plan a Halloween event ahead of time, or visit an event that is indoors if the weather is too cold.


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Tell Me…

Did you venture out this Halloween? If you did, what did you do?


8 thoughts on “Life+Adventures|Carving Pumpkins + Halloween| #NaBloPoMo

  1. K. Ophelia says:

    What a cute Strawberry Shortcake! My almost-2-year-old went trick-or-treating for the first time this year with 4-year-old and 6-year-old friends; he had a blast! And he was sooo sleepy today from all the energy he expended running around the neighborhood that he took a 3-hour nap. Score!

  2. nystateofmom says:

    I love that all the cartoons we grew up on are still around for our kids to fall in love with too! What a cute Strawberry Shortcake 🙂 We don’t do the whole Halloween bit, but it was fun walking around the neighborhood and seeing all the spooks.

    • The Lovely Photog says:

      I loved Strawberry Shortcake growing up too! I’m really glad she chose her too lol 🙂 Thank you so much! I never thought I would be trick or treating with my little one but it was exciting to see her having fun 🙂 Thank you for reading!

  3. Snoskred says:

    Hey there, I found you via the NaBloPoMo blogroll.

    I loved the smell of Strawberry Shortcake more than any other smell in the world. I was surprised to find out when my sister visited recently with my niece that there is a hair detangler for kids you can get that smells *exactly* like Strawberry Shortcake did.

    Well, I’m not a kid, and my hair never tangles, but I went out and bought some of that stuff. I have to say it does nice things to my hair even though I don’t need any detangling, it makes it shiny and it smells awesome. 🙂

    As part of NaBloPoMo I try to comment on as many participating blogs as I can, and I also add participating blogs to my feed reader.

    So I’m just dropping by to let you know I’ve added your blog to my feedreader, I’m reading you loud and clear, I have a link up going at my place so my readers can find participating blogs which you are more than welcome to add your blog link to.

    Looking forward to seeing your posts, and you’ll likely see me drop by again during November.

    Happy NaBloPoMo to you!

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