Halloweeeeeeen I love it. I love holidays so much. I like things with TRAPPINGS, I like pomp and also circumstance, and I like Geneva running around calling things 'so sapooky' because she's still working on consonant combinations.
Anyway. Yesterday was Pumpkin Day. We had pumpkin waffles and 'whupp cream.' The girls both have pumpkins from a field trip to the pumpkin patch (about more which anon), Joel's pumpkin is from a trip to the corn maze (anon), and DO YOU REMEMBER MY RAZZLE DAZZLE PUMPKIN FROM THE APPLE ORCHARD? I bet you do. I have gotten all nine dollars worth out of that pumpkin. For a while there, it was a Cinderella coach (being driven by a shark, natch)
and when October rolled around, the bone spiders took over.
Last night I CUT INTO IT and ok on the one hand it was a mile thick.
On the other hand, it was a pretty soft-shelled pumpkin, and it took me like two minutes to carve out a giant mouth and two beady eyes.
I got the girls to gut their own pumpkins
and they were both just like, Ick
and eventually abandoned me to read this Halloween flap book with like NO WORDS so they just sit there lifting flaps and going, Ahhhhhh! AHHHHHHH! Ack!
I had misplaced the girls' smocks (and bath robes and aprons) in the move, and I knew that as soon as I found replacements, I would find the originals, but we needed painting smocks so I picked some up from the dollar store, and NO JOKE YOU GUYS TODAY I FOUND THE ORIGINAL SMOCKS but ok fine now I have back-up smocks for guests.
Everybody ate pumpkin seeds.
Everybody went to bed and then I put one entire set of fangs into my pumpkin and texted this picture to my sister like, Should I stop now? Should I show some restraint?
And she was like MORE TEETH and I had bought three packs of teeth because REASONS and omg we made such a good decision.
I'm so delighted.