My sisters moved to Canada while I was still groaning about math within classroom walls, so we did miss out on a lot of would-have-been banters and memories revolving around family traditions. It was quite nifty, then, that I got to join in on a sacred tradition my sisters and their Ontario family has followed for almost a decade now — the annual pumpkin carving get-together!
Every late October, pumpkins demand that they be decked and decorated, and my sisters’ family and friends gladly oblige. Ate Yen & Ate Bot would clear out the deck, bring out the carving paraphernalia (i.e. mini-shovels, pumpkin stencils, etc.) and fetch the pumpkins, just in time for family and friends to come over for the pumpkin-pimping fun.
For my first authentic pumpkin-carving experience, I picked out a pretty easy pattern, but it was nevertheless sooo me — wacky shot!
Speaking of shots, another equally fun activity was the photo-op session after the carving — I think we spent more time in the deck posing around the bedecked produce.
Ate Bot’s birthday strikes on late October as well — another reason to make the tradition more fun. We ended the day gorging on cake & cookies and bonding with the kids (both small and big) over toys, costumes and Wii.
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