We got back to the house yesterday at around 5:30 so we were scrambling to get ready for the trick or treating crowd. Beth still had three pumpkins to carve and it didn't look like they were going to get done. I started putting the pumpkins out and getting them ready for display. Beth started lighting the candles.
I grabbed one of the uncarved pumpkins
and did this:
Then I helped her start her snake charmer.
But the kids started showing up. And she took over the candy duties. Not wanting to waste the pumpkins, because who's going put out a jack-o-lantern in November, I carved another one.Not my best. But heck Halloween was happening without us.
Earlier today I had carved my Star Wars pumpkins:
And the one in the middle here.
It's a pumpkin version of "Saturn Devouring his Son."
Beth made this awesome lamp pumpkin.
We might make a bunch of these next year.
As for the night, my favorite costume was a kid I saw dressed as an old school Oompa Loompa. I was bummed at how many kids didn't even have bags to collect their candy in. They just held out their hands.
A bunch of kids were dressed as "freedom fighters" (t-shirts wrapped around their heads and carrying toy machine guns). Luckily one of their mom's clarified the costume for me. Because I thought he was dressed as a terrorist. Tomato, tomahto.