Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

We celebrated Halloween a day early here.

The day started off with some pumpkin carving.

Margaret carried her little pumpkin friend all around as Mom and Dad worked on carving the big pumpkins.

It received lots of loves.

She worked on "decorating" it with a capped marker.

She also found it fit quite nicely inside Daddy's pumpkin.

While Margaret napped (with her pumpkin), Fritz and I baked some cookies and cupcakes for the neighbors. Ok, he baked them while I busied myself cleaning up after him. I did pipe some bats, spiders, and jack-o-lanterns on the cupcakes, though.

My rather loose interpretation of a bat.

My blobby spider.

Then I made some butternut and acorn squash soup for our traditional Halloween "Ode to Squash" dinner.

Margaret woke up in a horrible mood, so I wasn't able to get many pictures of her in costume.  She did hold it together long enough to take our treats around to the neighbors, thankfully.

Here's our Little Red.

The pumpkins came out once the sun went down.

I finally got Margaret's away from her long enough to paint a face on and feed him to the scary cannibal pumpkin.

We enjoyed our soup while we handed out ghost suckers to the trick-or-treaters.

All in all, a very fun Halloween!


1 comment:

Sansha said...

I think I'm going to have to order a pumpkin cutting kit for next year after seeing some of the amazing pumpkin designs around.

Margaret is just too cute in that Red Riding Hood outfit.