Thursday, October 7, 2010

hip hop and the magic pumpkin (charlie brown).

We have a tradition in our family that was passed down by my Dad.  I am not sure how it started or where my dad got the idea.  it did not start with me, but with my younger brothers.  When they were little, they got SMURFS in their pumpkins. :)

what you do is have your kids try to pick out a magic pumpkin.  this can happen at the pumpkin patch (or in busy sports seasons) the walmart because the magic can happen anywhere!  before the kids pull off the top, you need to be tricky and quick-fast like a ninja and sneak the small prize into pumpkin before anyone notices.  one year we had to do a magic pumpkin chant around the house (because we were not sure if it was magical), while dad stood watch in the kitchen.  if you don't do something like this, try it this year.  it is exciting for the kids and such a fun family tradition to pass down. 

in the spirit of magic and give-aways...leave a comment on my blog and i will pick a chick tomorrow to win this cute set:




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stamps used: 
ticket
"good times" strip
pumpkin

29 comments:

Angie Blom said...

LOVE This.. love the pop of the orange and the story!! Brilliant as always.. xx

Bogner's said...

What a fun tradition! I love the b/w pumpkin photos and the bling around your stamped pumpkin! So very fun! We haven't gotten our pumpkins yet, but soon I am sure!

Christi Snow said...

What a fabulously fun tradition. Gorgeous layout about it too!! smiles...

Laura L said...

Super cute page! You were the top entry in my reader this morning and right away I knew whose blog it was :) This is such a cute idea - I am definitely going to start doing this for my kids!

NoraAnne said...

What a super fun tradition for the kids and I love your layout remembering it!

michib said...

what an awesome tradition - so much fun!! I remember years back, for a friend's bridal shower, we were asked to write a piece of advice for the bride and they would be compiled in a book. I wrote 'start your own family traditions'. I think traditions are so important and something that children look back on with fondness and use as a way to stay connected with future generations. Thanks for sharing your tradition :)

Shemaine Smith said...

Jen you are amazing! Your layout style is all your own and I love that about you! Wow...what a great project!

Jacqueline said...

What a great idea!! LOVE this layout, so fun!!

Court said...

I LOVE the name of your blog. It's hilarious. And thanks for the chance to win some stamps!

dclouser said...

What a fun family tradition! Just love seeing your LOs every week! Thanks for the chance to win a spectacular set of stamps!

April said...

What a super cute idea and a fabulous layout!! :)
- April W

jmahugger said...

Beautiful Layout!

Martha said...

what amazing layout

Shelly said...

Love the Halloween layout!

hilde janbroers said...

gorgeous layout!!!

Brooke said...

your layout ROCKS!! and i love super special family traditions... too fun!!!

Gwen said...

What a fun layout and great story! TFS!!

Kristi B. said...

Awesome layout & great journaling! Thanks for sharing. :)

Lacey said...

what a cute layout and such a fun tradition!! Love it. That is such a cute & clever idea.

Purple Princess said...

Super cute! Love the black and white photos with the pop of orange in the layout!

Suz said...

so fun and cute. That is a great family tradition

Rona said...

What a fun tradition. Love the layout especially the journaling tag! CUTE!

Jennine Chambers said...

What a great layout! Pumpkin carving is one of my favorite things to do in the fall!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Jen,

What a wonderful tradition you have! Halloween is not really big here in the Netherlands and not many people decorate with pumpkins and stuff, but it always looks soooo much fun reading your stories about it! Would love to be around once to enjoy the party! These photos are so wonderful, it's a perfect tradition, look at those happy, happy faces!! Love it!

Hugs,
Wendy

Erika M. said...

Loving your layout and your tradition!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

What a a sweet layout!!!!

Lisa said...

This is wonderful! And one should always encourage magic. :)

stampjourney said...

What a fun layout and great story! There's definitely magic in family traditions!

jennifer mitten said...

So clever - totally love your layouts and journalig every week!!!