It was Caroline’s turn to have a fancy costume this Halloween. Nancy sewed and sewed and ended up with the most amazing Dorothy costume ever. The ruby slippers were found on sale at Target. The only problem was we didn’t have a dog for the basket but I fished around in the closet and came up with a dog-like stuffed animal. Caroline makes a really cute Dorothy!
Sam was a zombie and in the photo above is doing his best zombie impression. Diana was a ballerina and Anne, who was on her last year of trick-or-treating, was a renaissance woman (I think). Anne is at that awkward age where you’re really too old to go trick-or-treating but you just don’t want to forgo all that candy. I put a little pressure on her to not go out this year but she wanted to go with her friends and promised it would be her last year.
Unfortunately, our garden didn’t produce any pumpkins this year so we ended up with a couple of store-bought pumpkins. I decided to do another fancy pumpkin for the company pumkin-carving contest and produced the spider pumpkin in the middle. Amazingly enough, I won the Grand Prize – a gift certificate to TGI Fridays. I was excited about it but Nancy was pretty ho-hum. Fortunately, the kids were impressed with the fact that I won a prize. That’s the good thing about kids – it’s fun when they are in awe of your pumpkin carving prowess. In a couple of years I won’t be an amazing pumpkin carver – I’ll just be the dorky dad of a couple of a bunch of teenagers – but for now I will revel in pumpkin carving glory.