First snow and carving pumpkins

It was only a very light dusting, but we woke up this morning to a coating of snow on the rooftops and freezing temperatures. Winter does come early to Vienna — we’re supposed to get more snow tonight, and the high temperatures will be in the 30s and 40s for most of the week (it might get up to a toasty 50, with rain, on Friday).

20121028-211209.jpgWe haven’t forgotten that it’s fall though — our main family activity of the day was carving our pumpkins and lighting them for the first time. B chose the design for the big one (kind of — apparently I did the wrong kind of happy face, but he’s ok with me trying again next year) and I designed the little one. I cut the big one, Dan cut the little one, and Liam supervised the inaugural lighting.

So, we’re enjoying autumn while welcoming winter. I wouldn’t mind a few cool, crisp autumnal days, though, before we settle in for our long, dark winter.


Leave a Reply