Our three sons are grown men, so husband Chris and I haven't decorated or carved pumpkins for Halloween in several years. But this year our oldest son and grandson are with us and Lil Man and I decorated with banners, bats, ghosts and pumpkins and the other night we carved the pumpkins we brought home from the pumpkin patch and had a great time!
He had fun with the "guts" - even touching Daddy with his icky hands!
These pumpkins had very thick rinds - almost 2 inches - so there was a lot of scraping down the insides so they would be easier to carve.
Supervising Daddy while he traces the pattern.
Husband cheated a bit and used the dremel to carve his!
and Chris and I did it the old-fashioned way - with knives!
And speaking of trick-or-treaters.....we started out with 276 pieces of candy and handed out about 225! Lots of little people in great costumes this year and less of the teenagers that put on a scary mask and call that a costume!
We had a HUGE bowl of candy ready!
Captain America! (aka our grandson Christopher)
and our granddaughter Presley as "DeeDee Doodlebop"
She had great make-up too but it's hard to see here.
This was our granddaughter, Ellie's first Halloween and she is "The Furry Pink Monster". Not really sure if this costume has an actual name or not!
Love ya little Ellie Bean!
The weather cooperated and it didn't start raining until about 9:00 p.m.
The kids had a great time trick-or-treating, came home with LOADS of candy and it was an awesome Halloween!