Toddler Life: The Great Pumpkin

In this post: Pumpkin games, pumpkin crafts, an outdoor movie, and of course, pumpkin pie! 

Hello, dear ones! How are you? We just got back from our Sukkot Vacation in Orlando and I’m ready to get back to blogging. There’s something about pumpkins that define Fall. I don’t know why (U.S) Americans are obsessed with everything pumpkin or pumpkin spice, but we are. Is it like that where you’re from? Do you have Autumn in your country? I know some countries only have wet and dry seasons. I can’t imagine not having Autumn. Fall is my favorite season. The weather was still summery before we left for Orlando. We were able to swim on our vacation! When we got home the air was chilly, though. Finally, an Autumn crisp! Despite the pain in my joints, I love it! It’s just cold enough.

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I am all for the pumpkin trend. I love Fall and orange is my favorite color. I also adore pumpkin pie. Well, you will find a whole bunch of pumpkin in this post. I hope to do a separate pumpkin recipe post, however. I’m still cooking up the pumpkin goodness in the kitchen (despite my husband’s scowls). I think he will be happy when I’m over this, and I begin the turkey phase. Yes, each part of the season has a phase. September is all about apples. October is all pumpkin. November is phase: turkey. Anywho, picking a pumpkin and watching The Great Pumpkin (with Charlie Brown and Snoopy) are family traditions. This year we watched The Great Pumpkin outside. I do enjoy a good outdoor movie! We also went to a harvest festival and the boys made several pumpkin crafts at home. Anywho, enough chatter.

This is how we pumpkin ;).

  • Leeland coloring and Painting a pumpkin.

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  • Pumpkin Tissue Paper Collage~ I simply cut out a pumpkin shape from contact paper and let Leeland press orange and green tissue paper onto it.

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  • Harvest Festival Fun

Our little family

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Michael playing with Nana and Grandad

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Leeland spinning the prize wheel.

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The boys checking out a fire truck.

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A fun experiment in the book store.

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Leeland high-fiving Grandad while we all enjoy frozen yogurt.

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The Pumpkin Patch

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  • Finding a Pumpkin

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  • Games at the patch

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Pumpkin fun at home

  • Pumpkin Faces

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Can you tell which pumpkin is who?

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  • This year Leeland helped get out the pumpkin guts! He liked it. Leeland and Michael are opposites in this area.

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  • We watched The Great Pumpkin outside.

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It was very windy.
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  • We also had pumpkin pie. I’ve made pumpkin pie from scratch (as in not from a can) several times, but lately I haven’t had the desire. So this pie came from a can.

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When we got inside everyone worked on their own experiment.

  • Leeland painted pumpkins with an apple.

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  • Michael made caramel apples.

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  • Chris carved the pumpkin to look like Linus.

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I was the manager and photographer! 🙂

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The finished products!

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Thanks for joining us. I hope you are inspired to make your own pumpkin creations.

God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

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