Our family has embarked on virtual travels to various countries and regions. To explore these countries and their cultures, we have followed along with the festivals, cooked and eaten traditional foods, learned of traditional handicrafts with hands on exploration, along with many activities to immerse ourselves. Chronicled here are some of these activities.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Our Weekend in a Nutshell

This past weekend was all about getting together with friends, and carving pumpkins.

It was a glorious fall day to take our annual trip to the Howard Dill Farm, where they grow 1400lb (and more!) pumpkins. They also sell a variety of pumpkins and gourds, which we always stock up on. It was all the more fun this year because friends and family joined us, all new to the experience. My four year old nephew loved sitting in the pumpkin boats :) and Elle had a great time playing on hay stacks and deliberating over the perfect pumpkin.

We all headed back to our place for pumpkin carving and dinner. It was a lovely day with wonderful friends.

The following day, Elle had her friends over for a pumpkin carving party. We had planned it outdoors, with mounds of leaves and a couple of haystacks, and well, all the mess. But in true Nova Scotia fashion, it decided to rain, so we set up indoors, with lots of packing paper to contain the glory of pumpkin carving :) The kids also had a blast at apple bobbing (they got sooo wet!) and eating doughnuts on a string, fashioned thanks to Hubby. And what do you do when you expected kids to be playing outdoors for hours? You find a Halloween movie - though from all the screaming, I started to doubt the 8yrs and up rating for Frankenweenie! 


  1. So much fun and your pumpkins are fabulous! I just love Autumn. The girls turn 11 next week and for three months I'll have three 11 year olds! (Yikes!) We always have an Autumn birthday party and will be apple popping and doughnut on a string eating, as well as a sweetie treasure hunt and sparklers. Same thing every year for as long as I can remember. I love traditions. They give me the warm and fuzzies inside!!

    1. I think between the two of us, we could wax poetic about Autumn for days :) The girls birthday party sounds like such fun - what a great tradition! They must look forward to it so much! Wishing you lots of sunshine :)


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