Sunday, November 4, 2012

Well, It's Over...

For your convenience...trunk-or-treating has been moved inside this year.  Yay!


There goes October...

Didn't it come and go fast this year?? But it was fun!

I already blogged about making Fall projects, the two pumpkin patches we visited, the Fall Festival at the school, my first time tasting the infamous Starbucks pumpkin latte everyone raves about, my little one catching a ride from his big brother in the leaves (love that picture!), and mine and hubby's anniversary, among other things.

To say goodbye to the month, I thought it only appropriate to post about our pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating. After all you only get to do it once a year!

We did trick-or-treating twice.  Once at the school, where there was also a classroom party & little man dressed up as a doctor, and once trunk-or-treating at our church...where little man dressed up like a ninja.  It was so cold (snowed a little the day before) that they moved the latter to the inside (yay!).  Being inside may seem inauthentic to some, and yep, that crossed my mind too, but baby it was cold outside, so I said bring on the heat! Plus we only had little man along this time, and he's not old enough to care where he gets to have fun, just so long as he gets to have it.  :)

The doctor decorating and eating cookies at the classroom Halloween party.

Night time trick-or-treating meant breaking out the Ninja costume.  And yeah, I know better than to take a picture in front of a window, but little man wanted the light-up spider behind him...which you can sort of see, lol.


On to the pumpkin carving... every year we all get big pumpkins and make some cool (or at least cool to us) carving creations.  This year, we went easy..and it wasn't intentional, that's just how it turned out.  Hubby and little man got HUGE pumpkins, and I got a little one.



I got the little one on purpose because I was going to make this cute little spider pumpkin I found on Theresa's Mixed Nuts.  I even bought the spray paint, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, glue gun & glue sticks...and little man and I were excited about making the little guy (he is super cute).  But when it got around to paint time, the can I'd selected (in the craft section so I didn't even think to check it) had all kinds of warnings about harmful vapors, ill effects on the brain and/or nervous system, and extreme flammability (I'm thinking WHOOSH when the pumpkins next to it are lit, lol).  And since it was so far along in the season by that time, I cheated and used Captain America push-ins that I found at Target.  Next year I intend to get the right paint and make the little spider.  Maybe I'll even make a spider family.  ;)

Mine on the left and little man's super cool painted pumpkin on the right.


Little man's pumpkin (the big one from the pumpkin patch) turned out to have a big spoiled spot (I'll spare you the rest of that story, ugh), so he ended up using the cute little pumpkin he'd painted at his school party for our display.

And hubby went simple this year too, carving that dreadful 'M' on his pumpkin to further rub in the affiliation he now has with the school that is a direct rival to my Alma mater.



But it was all in good fun, and even though we went simple this year with the pumpkin carving, we still had fun.

And now it's time to move on to November, the month  we take care to be thankful.  I am always thankful for each of my four super awesome, wonderful, smart, kind children (and my daughter-in-law who is all of those things too!), but right this second, I'm thankful that at least one of my kiddos is still young enough to enjoy the little things that make the holiday fun for us.

Happy November, everyone!



28 comments:

  1. Simple was still cute! (Go Spartans!)

    I think after seeing all those warnings I might have ixnayed the paint as well. Good idea!

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    1. Woot, I liked you before, I like you better now... go Spartans. :)

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    Thanks for following, i have followed back :)

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  6. What a cutie pie. We did that cookie decoration at Christopher's fall festival. That's the room I helped out in. It's a great idea. Great job with Captain America. So how was that Pumpkin Latte? I always scrunch up my nose at all things pumpkin because I don't like pumpkin pie.

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    1. Sometimes you just have to try what everyone else is trying... even if you suspect you won't like it. I wasn't a fan. I do like pumpkin pie though! :)

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  7. Thanks for following! I have followed back :)

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  8. October really did fly by this year. Love the ninja costume!

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    1. Thanks, he was over the moon for that thing. I think it was the sword that sold him. ;)

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  9. The whole year has flown by, projects are great, can't wait to see what you'll show us for Christmas. I have to say as an Australian, I'm so jealous you guys get an extra holiday to celebrate before Christmas :P

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    1. Christmas is coming really fast, I already know! I love the holidays, especially that one. And I'm jealous you get to be in Australia!

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  10. It looks like you had a great time.
    Following on LFs :)
    Thanks for stopping by meltingmoments.info
    We have two linky parties now. Hope to see you there someday soon :)

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    1. Loved your Nature vs. Nurture post today, great food for thought!

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  11. Awww, thanks for the shout out :) I'm glad you thought the little spiders were cute. Sorry you weren't able to make one this year, but I am so looking forward to your post about them next year :)

    You know what? Some of our pumpkins ended up with rotten spots on them too. I couldn't believe it since we didn't have them very long. Thankfully I bought extra, but I was still a little miffed they didn't last all the way to Halloween.

    And that Ninja costume is so awesome! Boys have such cool costume options to chose from!

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    1. We didn't see the rotten until we got inside...now I know why the term 'rotten' has such negative connotations attached to it. ;)

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  12. Yup, October DID fly by this year for some reason. I absolutely love the Captain America pumpkin. I ended up finding a Yoda set at Target on clearance the day after Halloween, so I socked it away for next year.

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    1. Thanks! I saw the Star Wars pumpkin carving book on clearance, but it was all ripped up. Boo.

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  13. I love the idea of your pumpkin! So creative and sad about big spoily!

    The big M made me giggle.

    So glad you had a fun October. Seems it was quite a busy month for us too.

    Here's to a beautiful November!!!

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    1. Colette, there is no humor in the 'M.' ;) :)

      Here's back to you for a beautiful November. I love everything about it!

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  14. I actually really like Halloween. I'll miss it for now. Your little guy is so cute!

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