First of all, I had to get pictures of the kids in their festive outfits. No, not their costumes, just the festive shirts. (Which were both hand me downs, by the way!)
Basically, these pictures prove that my kids are crazy!
And that they don't know how to smile naturally for a picture :)
Since it was pouring rain, I was super-glad that Dave's work offers indoor trick or treating for an hour at the end of the day. The whole workplace really gets into it. One group was set up as a "corporate prison."
We also trick or treated from some gangsters and in the Wizard Of Oz, just to name a few. I might have sewed up my "Parent Of The Year" award when one of the teams lowered a big spider in front of Rachel. She screamed so loud the entire floor looked over to see what was going on. What they saw was me losing it laughing. Fortunately Rachel knows who the sympathetic parent is and went running for Dave!
This poor guy has been working there too long!
After waiting in the longest, slowest drive-thru lineup ever (it took us almost twenty-five minutes to get through it) at McDonald's, we came home and ate supper, which was supplemented with these jack-o-lanterns.
And then because we are the master of not celebrating holidays when the rest of society pressures us to, (see here, here, and here for other examples), we carved our pumpkin yesterday.
I am not a huge fan of scooping the goopy insides out. Blah. Sam, on the other hand, was totally dedicated to his task of freeing all the pumpkin seeds so we could roast them. I was amazed at how well he did, and the pumpkin seeds we are roasting after school today are all because of him.
To forestall any fights, and to keep the pumpkin carving down to one pumpkin, the kids each got to pick half the face design. Thus Rachel's side features a triangle eye, and the smiley mouth with teeth, while Sam's side features a square eye and a surprised mouth. The kids both wanted a bell shaped nose, which gave our pumpkin its name. Meet Ding Dong Jack-O-Lantern.
And that was our Hallowe'en. Now I'm off to eat some candy that
I stole from the kids we didn't hand out on Hallowe'en night.