Halloween Shenanigans

All Hallow’s Eve, an event that was eagerly awaited in the Renstrom household – at least by one little girl in particular. And this year, Papa said we could get a pumpkin and carve it (after some begging on the part of the particular little girl).

[[image:2013_halloween_12.jpg:Happy Halloween!:center:0]]

Let us begin with the process of carving a jack-o-lantern. I confess, I have never actually done this or watched this done (other than on television) so I was quite interested in the proceedings. So here’s how it went:

[[image:2013_halloween_01.jpg:After you cut a hole in the top, you scoop out the insides:center:0]]

[[image:2013_halloween_02.jpg:Adik wants to help too:center:0]]

[[image:2013_halloween_03.jpg:Adik inspects the now emptied out pumpkin:center:0]]

[[image:2013_halloween_04.jpg:A gratuitous smiling baby picture thrown in just for fun:center:0]]

[[image:2013_halloween_05.jpg:Next, Yaya draws a face on the pumpkin:center:0]]

[[image:2013_halloween_06.jpg:Adik wants to play with the pumpkin’s innards:center:0]]

[[image:2013_halloween_07.jpg:Here’s Yaya’s masterpiece:center:0]]

[[image:2013_halloween_08.jpg:Which was too complicated to execute so Vin had to modify it:center:0]]

[[image:2013_halloween_09.jpg:Adik had to go in the play pen while Papa plays with sharp knives:center:0]]

[[image:2013_halloween_10.jpg:Jack-o-lantern in progress:center:0]]

[[image:2013_halloween_11.jpg:Finishing touches!:center:0]]

[[image:2013_halloween_21.jpg:Jack-o-lantern all lit up:center:0]]

Halloween night was, appropriately, a dark and stormy one. We get the children ready for Beggar’s Night:

[[image:2013_halloween_13.jpg:Adik does not like to wear his mane even after he saw it in the mirror:center:0]]

[[image:2013_halloween_15.jpg:Yaya the Bollywood Princess!:center:0]]

The above photo was taken during the Raya-o-Ween party the weekend before. It was so wet and Yaya too excited to wait so she was ready to go and I didn’t get a photo of her before we went out and got wet.

[[image:2013_halloween_14.jpg:Adik wanted the Reese’s peanut butter cup even before we went out:center:0]]

Again, unfortunately we did not get a group photo before we went out. It was so rainy and windy that Vin took Adik home halfway through our route, and Yaya and I braved the weather and completed the route. We got home wet and candied up – of course the sad thing is Yaya will not eat any candy. So what did we get soaked for, huh? Here’s the post trick or treat gloat:

[[image:2013_halloween_16.jpg:Yaya has lollipops!:center:0]]

[[image:2013_halloween_17.jpg:Candy! Candy!:center:0]]

[[image:2013_halloween_18.jpg:We all love candy:center:0]]

[[image:2013_halloween_19.jpg:Isolating the only milk chocolate only bar, not that she will actually eat it:center:0]]

[[image:2013_halloween_20.jpg:Adik is skeptical about the tootsie roll:center:0]]

And that’s all folks! Happy Halloween and a Happy Deepavali/Diwali to all! ūüôā

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