Sunday, October 28, 2007

Boo!


Continuing our Halloween tradition for the fourth year, we had the Halloween party in our house today evening. With 3 years of pumpkin carvings behind us, many of our friends have become expert carvers and this showed in their choice of jack-o-lanterns. Above is the parade of lighted jack-o-lanterns that marked the end of the party.

For the first time, yours truly jumped into the fray this time and carved a pumpkin. Mine is the last one on the right in the above photo and is supposed to be a ghost(a smiling, pleasant one though) with a 3-piece candlestick hovering near its head. There were a couple of near-mishaps with the ghost nearly becoming headless at one point and ending up with only 3 fingers instead of the intended 4. Carving the eyes turned out to a tough task too and so it ended up with only one eye! But I managed to successfully finish the carving with no accidents - either to the pumpkin or to my fingers!

The other fun segment of the party was the kids dressing up in their Halloween costumes. Since we don't get a chance to meet on Halloween itself, this gives us a chance to see all the kids in their costumes. Quite a colorful scene. Can't wait to take Kavya and Karthik trick-or-treating on Wednesday...

8 Comments:

At 12:02 AM, Blogger Orange Fronkey said...

That's cool Balaji! You did pretty good for a first carving =).

I bought myself a cleopatra headdress thingie though I'm not gonna wear it anywhere. Friend and I decided to dress up and take pics instead.

Also went down to the corn maze and the HAUNTED version. It was such a blast! One of the "monster" heard me say "that's a pig" and came after me.

Good times!

Have fun with the children =). Oh, so what they gonna be for this Halloween?

 
At 4:44 AM, Anonymous Prin said...

Wow! Neat carving..........

Seems like Halloween is much more popular in the States than in London.........:(

 
At 11:30 AM, Blogger mitr_bayarea said...

Balaji-

a nice varierty of carved pumpkins-have a great evening on Wednesday with the kids.

 
At 12:36 PM, Anonymous Ram said...

BB, those were some absolutely great-looking pumpkins, esp. the ones in the middle...kalakitteenge...or rather, kalakitaange...whoever worked on those...
do send pics of the KK kutties after halloween...

 
At 6:22 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

merino, thanx! i thot so myself too :) K & K's costumed pics will hopefully be up on halloween when they go trick-or-treating. Karthik's really resisting staying in costume this yr and so i'm hoping he's ok on 31st :)

prin, thanx :)

mitr, thanx :) i'm looking forward to wednesday evening :)

ram, thanx :) the gargoyle and the 'Happy Halloween' tree were considered the best of the lot :) will defly post a pic if karthik cooperates :)

 
At 10:20 AM, Blogger Silicon Valley Blogzine said...

Awesome pictures. Did not realize carving pumpkins can be such a nice artform. The first one looks like Darth Vader not sure if that was intended or meant to be someone else.

 
At 11:18 AM, Blogger Jaya said...

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At 11:18 AM, Blogger Jaya said...

Hello - I just found yr blog while vetti browsing.. Seems interesting... We've been carving pumpkins all morning here at work for the Pumpkin Carving contest! :) - Will take time to read yr blogs at my own sweet pace (which is nothing sweet and never slow). Good reads.

 

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