Pumpkin Time Already!
I don’t mean to be one of those people who pushes a seasonal holiday on you months before you are ready BUT the pumpkins that my Dad planted last May ripened a little early and needed to be picked. They are very special pumpkins.
Way back when the pumpkins were little green balls, my Dad snuck out one morning (when nobody was around) and carved his granddaughter’s initials into them as a surprise. The pumpkins have been plumping up over the months but hiding under leaves and grass. The grown-ups knew about them but none of the little girls really noticed their names stretching and stretching across their funny pumpkins.
So yesterday we had a fun picking-of-the-pumpkins event and of course a mandatory photoshoot.
The names on the pumpkins is such a lovely idea!
Tom the Trucker is the BEST. ;)
What a great idea! We’re growing pumpkins for the first time… :)
What a surprise to see *my* name on your pumpkins. Thanks to both you and your dad for making me smile!
I’ve been looking forward to pumpkin time, I have to admit. Yay!!
That ROCKS! What a fabu idea to do the names. So, so cute.
Jenny from Chicago
Adorable….is it that time of year already! Yikes.
That is a really sweet idea. I never knew you couldcarve names into growing pumpkins without hurting them.
The names in the pumpkins – genius!
Next year I’m planting more seeds, because 9 pumpkins aren’t enough. And I’m planting them at the end of May. It’s too bad none of the ghost plants produced.
That is so freakin’ fantastic. I’m going to keep that idea for down the road ;)
Already pumkin time there??? here we still are in summer weather…
What a great grandpa! We actually did a pumpkin photo shoot yesterday too! Months ago I bought some starter pumpkin plants and had my parents plant them in their garden. Well five months later, they took over the entire garden and are beautiful. I am so excited for fall and all the holidays!
It’s great to have your dad around. He can check this one off the list he made when he was always traveling.
Oooh! Not only do I love pumpkins – THEY ARE ORANGE! – but pumpkins with names carved into them? Mah-ve-lous!
LOVE the idea of carving the names in. I’ll have my parents do this for the kids next year! :)
How fun! I didn’t know you could do that with pumpkins.
Love it! What a mah-ve-lous idea!
I sure have missed reading your blog. So much to catch up on!!!
i believe you are all moaning “BRAAAAAAINS” in that photo, correct?
We used to carve faces in ours–pre drawn jack-o-lanterns! It was soo fun to see those tiny marks become giant. It’s like when you draw on a balloon when it’s blown up, and then deflate it-fascinating!
The name pumpkins are perhaps the sweetest things EVER.
What perfect pumpkins. Kinda like your own little pumpkin. I’m feeling the spirit and these pictures make me long for it even more.
Very clever. and so cute! I love pumpkin time.
I’m loving the photo of the pumpkins. Not only because they are lovely pumpkins, but they are also orange, my favourite colour. However, the names especially tickle me because my name is Helena and my nickname since childhood is Suki. Thank you for giving me such a lovely photo surprise.