Monday, October 29, 2007

Pumpkin Carving at High Park

Another event leading up to Halloween is the annual Pumpkin Carving and Float at High Park. It's pretty straightforward - for $2, you get to pick a pumpkin from the back of the truck. Go the shed where organizers have set up knives, spoons, basins, wet wipes. And carve away. As first-timers, I'd say we did pretty good. Except Rama was vacillating between This is fun and This Is Gross. Eww daw, as I was emptying the gourd of flesh and seeds. She's a prissy one.
After you carve your pumpkin, walk over to the nearby wading pool. There you get a black styrofoam plate and a tealight. Light up your pumpkin and let it float on the pool. Pretty neat. But we didn't hang around long enough to actually see the lit lanterns at twilight. And Rama did not want to part with her pumpkin, so we took ours home.
There was also a side event, a pony ride. I asked Rama if she wanted to ride. She just wanted to play in the playground. I asked her why. "Baka the horse doesn't like me."


The Knittymommy said...

Hey! My sister lives in High Park. She lives in one of the condos overlooking the park. I hope Rama had fun!

P said...

Hey, Knittymommy! It's a great area - lots of things to do for kids. We're not too far away from there, by the lake. Rama had fun - it was our first pumpkin, after all. Cheers!

shred-jitsu said...

nice pics! super cute ni rama!!

P said...

Hi, Shred! More coming up. We had great fun trick-or-treating last night.