punkin gridHalloween is a bit controversial- I know- if you want to read a bit of my persepctive on it- you can visit my last post at Laced with Grace .

Although things are festive- they don’t get too scary around here- with the exception of  my personal re-enactment of the prom scene from “Carrie”.

I died my roots.  As you may have guessed by now- I am not exactly a natural redhead.  EVERY single time I am in the shower rinsing out the burgundy goopy dye— I think about the prom scene……gross.

That was random- sorry- too much sugar.

Wonder if I can balance that out with caffeine?

For dinner- The older men had Sushi- that’s too scary for me.  I passed and had grocery store middleastern food;)  Tabbouleh, hummous, pita and falafel.  ;)

Noah was his traditional “Spiderman” I asked him if he was sure he wanted to be spiderman AGAIN this year- and he said – “Mom, I AM Spiderman.” Enough said.

The second most scary thing about Halloween around here- is Pumpkin carving.  Mostly because of the smell. An interesting (or not so much) tid-bit about me- is that since a nose job at 16- I don’t really have much of a sense of smell…. but Pumpkin guts?  That,  I can smell.  AND I HATE IT.  Instead of actually carving- I read this book aloud- The Pumpkin Gospel.  It glows in the dark- So we also read it in the bathroom, with the door closed.  (darkest place we could find) Umm- I suppose the boys/men around here- start their bathroom reading habits young.

I thought about wearing a clothespin on my nose- but that seemed a bit un-festive. So I was in charge of pictures.   Daddy really came thru- Noah desperately wanted the “Pirate ship” Pumpkin… Which is usually WAY beyond our pumpkin skill set— but Daddy took his time- and actually DID IT!  Score another one for Dad.

The older two did finally get off of “Runescape” long enough to go out- (hey there is free candy involved- they aren’t too old for that…) The oldest- wore his full camo hunt suit.  ANd the Middle- was “The Guitar Hero” Complete with guitar…. because he IS the Guitar hero- Matt is unbelievable on that game.  I, however- stink.  BTW- Guitar Hero III?  It well- it rocks.

While the rest play- Noah and I dance.  That,  we can do.

Noah has a bit of croup- so he didn’yt hit as many houses as he normally would… but he seems to be quite happy with his “haul.”

Tomorrow I plan to post a tutoriAL FOR PLAnning your Mitered Square blanket— stay tuned!