totally not in our normal way of doing things, this year we ended up waiting until almost the last possible second to carve pumpkins. this was B's first Halloween where he was actively involved with the setting up of decorations and picking out his pumpkin and it's design. i can't wait for next year already!
last week or so i decorated our side deck:
Several years ago i took some scrap plywood that had been lying around and cut some shapes out of them. Graves stones, a sinister pumpkin, some arms, a cat, and a snowman. these we place in the front yard, on the hill. We mix in some ghosts on a stick, then add some eyeball lights. The picture doesn't do it justice, but here it is anyway:
are you ready for some obligatory pumpkin carving photos? well, i shall not have you wait any longer...
|here we are, 'eating' the 'guts'|
|note the stern concentration on my face. you'd think it was neurosurgery|
|looks like Z is trying to hide behind B. yea, not gonna work|
|l to r they belong to B, T, 'M', and Z. where is MINE, you ask???|
|surprisingly, it was a big hit among the other family members!|