Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

We had a great day. We've been anxiously anticipating it all week. Then as dusk approached I feared the evening would be derailed by some candy G asked to eat from the stash meant for our neighborhood kids. A few pieces and he was on the floor making snow angels. Fortunately the sugar metabolized quickly and we were back on track - costume on and out the door for some trick-or-treating. Then to a friend's house to watch movies outside - this is the second year they have projected movies from their computer outside. We went last year and G has talked about it ever since. He was more excited about this than the candy and after going to only a few neighbors for the candy he was asking for us to go to the "movie house". We watched the Charlie Brown Halloween special and then a bit of "The Curse of the Were-rabbit" before the kid conceded that he was exhausted and wanted to go to sleep. All-in-all, just the perfect holiday.

Carving the "happy" pumpkin, per G's request.

The triangle eyes, the many teeth. Just the way he wanted it.

At the "movie house" before the movies started. Spiderman and a wizard playing pirates.

The movie! So very cool.

Kids had their candy, the parents had beer and salty snacks. I want to do this every Friday night.

Oh, and the piece de resistance! A neighbor managed a free-hand carving of Obama on her pumpkin. Check out the halo effect above his head. To think a pumpkin could inspire such awe!

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