Tuesday, November 01, 2011

A Czech Cowgirl Halloween

For the last few years the Prague Botanical Gardens has hosted hundreds of kids and their parents for a pumpkin carving, sausage grilling, balloon filled extravaganza on Halloween. We decided to tag along this year with friends and try it out. Carving pumpkins on a table set sideways on a hill isn't my favorite crafting activity (add a folding picnic knife and pumpkin gore for the full shudder), so I'll skip right over that part. We did love the carved results though, and the mulled wine and klobasa fast made the dissection scene a faint memory. Small kids ran about waving flaming pumpkins while bigger kids toasted more sausages around a bonfire, and a band played the blues into the night.

9 comments:

meredith said...

That sounds fun!

Lynn said...

What a blast! And your pictures are stunning!

Lucy said...

James's hair certainly matches the pumpkins, and Caroline's costume is great!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That sounds like a festival after my heart. Your photographs are (as always) awesome.

Sandy Mitchell said...

Love these photos and your blogpost!

Julia said...

Thanks guys!

lizardek said...

It sounds like a lot of fun! Your kids have such awesome Halloween hair! :D

Barrett Bonden said...

Oh crikey, that photo of C. in the middle; childhood is getting dropped by the minute; that surely is the face of a person who is beginning to understand the implications of being a grown-up. Should one try to hang to childhood as long as one can? For me the answer was no, childhood was lack of understanding and being pushed around (not in a cruel way, it was just what happened to kids). But as a mother you may feel differently. Ah me.

Julia said...

BB, knowing Caroline she is likely considering her cowgirl character's next move. She's come up with an entire back story for the cowgirl and has added it into the mix with her friends when they play Star Wars meets Czech fairy tales during recess and after school.