Monday, October 31, 2016

Weekending- Divali 2016 and Halloween Mad Rush!

Happy Monday and Happy Halloween, lovelies! My two littles are so, so excited for today from their costumes, to breakfast for dinner to ALL the sugar they will be having!

This weekend was a hectic one with Divali first (The Festival of Lights) and then getting things ready for Halloween (the Day of Darkness). Deeyas and ghosts don't exactly mix so yesterday was a mad rush! Coupled with my back totally being very messed up all weekend, it was crazy!

Divali on Saturday was lovely with our prayers at home and then a family blessing and meal at D's aunt's house... oh and I had to squeeze in a chiropractic and massage appointment in.  It was great to have all day off to celebrate Divali. Back in Trinidad where I grew up it was a public holiday so in Canada, I usually keep my kids home and D takes a few hours off. 

 She was soooo excited to eat all the goodies after our blessing at home.

As my back was achy, my photo taking was not the best but I managed to take just a few. D's aunt had her A-game on as per the norm for the Divali decor. 

All dressed up and feeling fancy!

I took no pictures of our delicious meal or our wonderful hosts. It seriously looks like it was just us four in these pics but there were eight more! 

We take one of these every year. I'm so glad we didn't forget to this year :-)

We headed home late that night as we knew the next day was going to be a busy one at home.Then as I overdid it the day before, I was almost a write off with my back barely managing to put up very few decorations, do a couple loads of laundry, roast some pumpkin seeds and order a pizza for dinner! Still a fun time though.

All eager and ready to go...

At this point, my kids totally lost interest and  left D to carve all by himself.

He did a pretty good job though.

A few spiced seeds later, everyone was in their pumpkin pj's and ready for bed :-)
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  1. Happy Diwali. Love the girls outfits.
    The pumpkin is crazy good.

  2. Wow, he did a great job on that pumpkin! So cute!

  3. Happy Diwali! What an amazing tradition!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  4. How fun, you guys look so cute all dressed up. Bummer you back is out, hopefully it's feeling better today? Happy Halloween!

  5. Your daughters are so gorgeous- they get it from their mama :) Hope your back is feeling better!

  6. What a wonderful celebration - Happy Divali to you all! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  7. Y'all looked beautiful all dressed up to celebrate. Sorry to hear about your back being messed up. I hope you are feeling better.

  8. Happy Divali! Beautiful family photo! And that pumpkin is perfect. Hope your back is feeling better today.

  9. I always loved celebrating Divali in Trinidad since my neighbors were Hindu and many friends from school. Such a fun traditional festival and I love that your girls get to celebrate the best of both worlds with some pumpkin carving :-)


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