Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 31, 2008
Halloween is today but since I wouldn't be home until dinner time, we decided to get a jump on the prep work last night. First up...making something for our Halloween-themed lunch on Friday. Easy peasy - I went for my delicious Raspberry-Mango Crisp (aka baked goblin guts and ogre eyeballs). However, it won't be as fabulous as usual since I forgot the fresh ginger. Oh well. It's done. Second on the list? Pumpkin carving. Since we live in a high rise that doesn't allow kids, we won't be getting any trick or treaters but we wanted to celebrate any way. Besides, a jack-o-lantern on the balcony flickering in the breeze should be pretty scary!

The Admiral's new nickname? Pumpkin Killer. Mind you, she did a pretty good job of making a lid and scooping out the guts. What's a little veggie murder amongst family? To be safe though, I'm locking my bedroom door when I go to sleep. Just in case...

The cats were certainly curious. This little investigation ended up in a couple of burnt whiskers but it didn't stop him from going back for a second look.

Normally, I spend Halloween at Big Brother's handing out candy while the family goes out collecting candy and he and the kids make the pumpkins. This year though, it was up to me to figure out what sort of face to carve out of this gorgeous gourd. I have to say, I think I did a pretty good job. Considering our knives are fairly dull and I didn't have a clue as to what I was doing...not bad!



Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...


Gardenia said...

Love it! The photos are great!!!! Happy Halloween - curl up with some poppy corn and watch scary videos - brrrrr - winter's coming - its cold even in Florida.

sp said...

Happy Halloween! Fabulous pumpkin.

Wandering Coyote said...

That is indeed a scary pic of your mom! The jack o lantern looks good!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

The admiral is fierce! I'd be hiding the knives from now on.

I stopped carving the pumpkin a couple of years ago (when the Resident Offspring no longer pushed me to do it) and now a naked pumpkin adorns the porch.

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