We are still carving pumpkins
Five years ago, when the little one was still inside mommy's tummy, we had our first encounter with pumpkin carving!
There were grand plans to start a new festival called Walloween and daddy's road to becoming a congress lobbyist to promote Watermelons, which unfortunately has not materialized!
Daddy is still with his day job and the years rolled by..
The little one who must have been sensing things from the inside is turning into a maestro carver! We were initially apprehensive of handing the carving blades to a not yet five year old, but she was so confident that we decided to let her have a go at it.
The result was amazing, to the point where daddy exclaimed "She is my true heir to the carving throne!"
Jr., who is more of a carving critique than a carver herself decided to do her bit as well this year.
Mommy supplied us with all the pumpkins thanks to her employer having a contest of sorts at work. Daddy coached mommy on the fine art and she won a nice prize + a free pumpkin to go with the prize...
We also had the cousins over to join us with the carving today and did the lineup photo.
Today in Tamil school there was a parade for all the kids. 1000+ kids all dressed in costumes doing a parade after Tamil class was over. It was quite a sight.
We did do the local trick or treating over a half hour period before the little one got scared by a small dog. They had elaborate scary mechanized ghosts, skeletons etc.. a fog machine and eerie sound effects and she braved all that and went to the doorbell (while Jr. stood far away in fear), but the sight of the small dog that licked her knee, sent her scurrying!
All said and done, it was a relatively quiet and nice Halloween.
The Pumpkinography will continue..