Tuesday, October 29, 2013

On a personal note....

Hi everybody :-)

Even though I have a few manicures waiting in the wings to be posted, I have decided to deviate from nails for a bit and talk about my weekend. My husband, my son and I shared a first together this weekend, pumpkin carving!! Can you believe I have lived in this country for twenty-two years and this was the first time I've carved a pumpkin for Halloween? I was inappropriately excited for this activity. (Or maybe there is no inappropriate level of excitement when it comes to pumpkin carving?) If you follow me on Instagram, you will see how excited my son was too on our way to my husband's cousin's house, where we actually did the carving. Just kidding, he's a baby. He slept the whole way there ;-)

Here's the little munchkin being held by one of his aunts. I am getting used to it a little bit now but you would not believe how much stuff a little baby ends up bringing with him whenever he goes out. At least he does if he has us for his parents. Maybe we'll learn to pare down over time but experience has taught us so far that we generally regret it when we don't bring something because that ends up being just the thing we need. Once it was a pacifier, another time it was his wrap, another time a blanket, a sweatshirt....an on and on. Now we just bring everything. :-/

He hung in there initally and let us prop him up and take pictures in his cute fox outfit. Then, sure enough, he got fussy and eventually ended up with his dad in a wrap in order to take a nap. Dad was more interested in the game than pumpkin carving anyway ;-)

For my first pumpkin ever, I chose a pretty simple bats flying motif and I'm pretty proud of how it turned out!

I love how it looks all lit up in the dark. 

Baby got his own baby pumpkin and to commemorate the occasion, I designed a little devilish letter N for him. He'd woken up again at this point and once again, we decided to test his limits and try to get some pictures with his pumpkin. He wasn't having any of it!

It was so much fun. I can't wait to do it again next year!!


  1. Awwww, such a cute little squishy face <3 I wish I had a sweater like that.

    I love your pumpkin. I can't believe it was your first!

    I'm terrible at carving. I love taking the guts out though ;P

    Have a Happy Halloween on Thursday :D

  2. Nice post Kripa. Your son is super cute. Nice pics and the pumpkins with bats n N looks great. I remember those days when I would carry a separate bag with all my son's stuff..ufff...

  3. I dislike taking out the guts!! I loved the carving :-) Thank you!

  4. You look so cute together! What a cute boy ♥

  5. Thanks, Deborah! I'm amazed every day by how cute is :)


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