Monday, October 31, 2016

Twas the Night Before Halloween

Too many irons in the fire meant that these photos are out of order, but it will still give you a good idea of what went down Sunday night before Halloween. It was Liam's last night as a 10 year old, and there was a smattering of homework that wasn't due until Wednesday but with birthday and trick or treat, The Royal We figured we better knock some of it out early. And we had a flock herd collection passel of pumpkins which needed help transforming into Jackolanterns. 

Someone was positively gleeful about having had the opportunity to touch pumpkin guts at school, so for what felt like the 1000th time this weekend this kid was ready to combust over some Halloween-related activity. He is a perfectionist in just about everything he does, so it was with great consternation that he designed his Jackolantern. He wasn't pleased with his results and it took a fair bit of cajoling to convince him that it looks like his, far left, is whispering secrets to mine, second from left, in the last photos.

Triskal is so full of leaves and seeds and sand and dirt and grit that I fail to see how a little pumpkin pulp could possibly make her any worse, but she had the good sense to stay a smart distance away from the carving while she supervised.

Here's me in my Halloweeny shirt and refreshed black hair dye- what, did you really think Carrie has enough hair to use up the entire bottle herself? Besides, I need mine dark for tonight as well!

Please pretend you didn't notice the Christmas tree in the background for the pumpkin carving. I blame Deloris.

Getting to bed a little late on his last night of ten after a busy weekend! Sweet dreams, Liam.

Meanwhile, Shenanigans were happening outside... 

Party porch!