It’s Halloween!

The Grimmett Ghouls ready to Trick or Treat

Next year on this day, we’ll have a seven month old baby. I can’t quite wrap my head around that, or the fact that the movie Ghostbusters came out 28 years ago. (Once in a Lifetime by Talking Heads. Am I right?)

Over the weekend we carved the pumpkins we retrieved from the pumpkin patch to resemble gruesome heads that will soften and rot away on our porch, as you do, and we allowed Julia to cut her own all by herself. WITH A KNIFE. ALL BY HERSELF.


(Hers is the second from the left.)(And yes, that IS dust all over my piano!)

So, there’s no need for scary movies this season. I’ve had my fill of fright.

Later, we will eat brain cupcakes and watch It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Tomorrow (or this weekend, if I’m feeling lazy) This weekend, we will put up our Thankful Tree.

Same as it ever was…

Julia wanted to be a vampiress for Halloween, which is a pretty easy costume to improvise. All you need is some form of black dress, a pale face and fangs. Maybe some fake blood, if you’re into gore. (She wasn’t.) We pulled her costume together and were all good to go score some candy until we found that the various plastic and rubber fangs we had were uncomfortable to wear and, more importantly, made it so Julia couldn’t talk and she refused to wear them trick or treating. Instead, I drew some fangs with her make up.

Julia the Vampiress

(I think this makes up for the eyebrows I did on the first try.)

“You tell everyone how much you paid for stuff.”

My little dragons

Dragon costumes: $10 and $5, respectively, at Goodwill.

(It’s true. I do.)

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