Wednesday, October 31, 2007

this year I really can blame my belly on the candy bowl

Halloween festivities have abounded around here over the past week.

We had a successful Halloween party this weekend, with loads of cute babies dressed as loads of cute things.

These rats are not representative of the cute babies.

I have leftovers coming out of my ears; I could literally throw another entire party and have enough to feed people.

Poisonous centipede, anyone?

My mom is visiting, and she and I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning preparing and decorating and clearing out space for the 40+ people that rsvped to the party. I was ready to have a nervous breakdown because our tiny house can definitely NOT support 40+ people, but thankfully, they came in shifts. Plus, a quarter of the participants were under a year old, so they took up less space.

We went apple picking, pumpkin picking, traveled through corn mazes, made pumpkin pies and apple muffins, purchased costumes, set up mums and went on foliage trips.

It has been a wonderful month, and I'm a little sad to see it end. Tomorrow we have another party to attend and we're trick or treating at Josh's work in the afternoon before we head home to hand out candy.

Today, however, we completed an important rite of passage for Gabe. We carved his first pumpkin.

He helped. Especially if you count licking the pumpkin and poking things into it helping.

I think we're well on our way to securing the Halloween obsession in the future generation.

More than anything, though, I've realized that Halloween is a million times more fun when you can share it with your friends and family.

I've also realized that time really does fly when you're having fun.

What a difference a year makes, huh?

Happy Halloween from our little stinker to yours!


Lady Liberal said...

He's beautiful... even as a skunk! And I'm totally stealing your centipede/cupcake idea!
I'm 7 1/2 mos. pregnant now. We went to a costume party over the weekend. I fashioned myself an "oven" out of a box and tinfoil- wore it around my middle with a little oven door that opened to reveal the belly. I made knobs that said "BAKE BROIL BABY" and "BOY GIRL" for the settings. Oh, and a logo that said "GE Gestational Electric". Husband wore a chef's hat and apron! :)
Happy Halloween!

SRH said...

Your pumpkin carving skills are AMAZING. You should totally go to the Keene Pumpkin festival next year. Also, your boy is really, really cute.

twoxthefun said...

So cute!

We have a little stinker this year too.

Where did you get his costume?

Happy Halloween!!

Nadine said...

I love the rats on the steps.

Happy Halloween!

Suzanne said...

Happy Halloween, HL! It's so much fun to read about what you did for Halloween.

Angie said...

Your pumpkins looks as sweet as my pumpkin! Happy Halloween!

Anonymous said...

YOU ARE THE MASTER! OMG Everything looked so fantastic! La calabaza de Gabriel da gusto. WOW. Perfection.

twoxthefun said...

We found Averys at Old Navy. I added the bows to make it more "girlie"

chris said...

Wow that is an awesome carving job. And that pumpkin is huge.

Why is Gabe growing up so fast? make him stop, ok?

Lisanne said...

So neat that you decorated your belly last year to look like a pumpkin! hehe :) I loved all of the pictures. So glad you guys had a great Halloween. Loved the picture of you two together! The horns were a nice touch! :) I cannot get over that pumpkin carving. Amazing!

ccw said...

He's adorable!

Jessica said...

ACK!! Time has flown and he is absolutely cute!

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