Happy Halloween!

>> Wednesday, October 31, 2007

This is our first Halloween in a house together, and we're also in a neighbourhood with lots of kids. They are always running around in front of our house and we can hear some of the funny things they yell out. So we're looking forward to giving out candy.

A week ago we bought a couple of tiny pumpkins on the way home and I drew spiders on them. This was to indicate to the neighbourhood kids that we would be participating in Halloween and we would have candy. The boy next door saw them when he came home and he yelled out to his dad - "they have pumpkins with spiders on them and on the back it says happy halloween!!" So now the kids know that even though we just moved in we understand the Halloween system.

So last night Bradley carved our big pumpkin after sketching out a few faces. We both agreed the pirate was the best. Scary but lovable. So here he is, ready to have a candle lit inside him tonight. As you can see he's lost a tooth - eeww! - and it's hard to see from the picture but he has scars all down the left side of his face. Perfect.

6 comments:

Sarah H,  October 31, 2007  

"the Halloween system" = lol

Have fun!

jaimie,  October 31, 2007  

Bring on the little cuties in costume!

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) November 01, 2007  

The Halloween System is indeed a time honoured tradition! The spiders are a great idea and I do love Mr. Pirate.

Beth,  November 05, 2007  

I love the whole Halloween system. We decorate with lots of pumpkins and a spooky Halloween tree! Love your spider pumpkins!

Ravenhill November 05, 2007  

The pirate patch on the pumpkin is a great idea! Great spiders too. I forgot to get a pumkin this year. I usually get one and more and more people are celebrating Halloween in Norway this year. Isn't that weird - Norway has just recently imported the holiday!

crafty carolinagirl November 06, 2007  

I love your pirate pumpkin. So cute!

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