Once we had the pumpkins for a week or so, it was time to carve them.
The carving crew:
Conor, Ceara, and Adam (Ceara's boyfriend) were the chosen ones to carve. Allie had other pressing matters to attend to that day - Kings Island.
Conor cut the top off and proceeded to get all the guts out of it.
Boy, that was hard work, time to break for cookies while Mom puts the pumpkin design on the pumpkin.
"I already carved the pumpkin!" Apparently carving a pumpkin is limited to cutting off the top and getting the guts out. Because that is what Conor did. I put the pattern on the pumpkin that he chose, and Jeff and I carved it out.
Conor supervising the carving of the designs.
Whew! That was hard work, but they are all done!
Let's light em up.
*Ahem* Conor's headless horseman pumpkin.
Ceara's ghost with the headless horseman.
Adam's witch / moon design with Ceara's ghost.
All three together. I took so many pictures to try to get them all to show up. I need a new camera!
With the flash it was just like it was still day time. But I assure you the above picture was taken when it was dark!
Fast forward to two nights ago. On a Thursday night when I made 96 cookies, decorating only 72 because I burned one batch.
Conor took some in to share with his class, and I made some for Alli to do the same. She tried, she took them with her, but she left them in Sara's car when she was dropped off. I took some to my work too, and they all went quick!
Mmmmm chocolate dipped spiders. It's a good thing there are so many spiders around my house, I may not have had enough!
Just kidding! Sheesh, like I would touch a spider! I can't even step on them to kill them.
Now on Halloween night, we are preparing to go scare some treats out of our neighbors. Well, Conor is anyway. Did I ever introduce you to Sara? She's the cowgirl up there. She lived with us for a while at the beginning of the school year. She's back home now, but still comes over to visit. She also ate all the cookies that Alli left in her car yesterday... she was supposed to bring them back for our movie party last night!
And that is the outfit that Conor put together to wear this year. I say put together because it is last year's gladiator chest with a new weapon, one of my capes I had from costume parties I went to in the past, and a new skeleton mask he found this year. Oh, yeah... he's the short skeleton up there.
Why yes, Allie's hair is black now. No, it's not just a Halloween thing. She dyed it again.
And on the other side of Alli is Chrissy - another one of Alli's friends.
Chrissy is the one who supplied the pajamas with feet that Alli is wearing. They are going to be passing out candy to all the kids who come to our house while we take Conor around the neighborhood to get some candy for Jeff... or wait. For Conor. :)
Hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween!!
Don't forget to check your candy before eating it!