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Hoosier Musings on the Road to Emmaus

Monday, October 31, 2005

Halloween at Chez Hoosier

Due to some previous experience with pumpkins going unexpectedly bad too soon, we generally put off our decorating until the last minute. This afternoon, Kyle and I carved pumpkins, while Carolyn elected to paint hers. Here are the finished products:

As to costumes, Kyle was a "Spectre of Doom" sort of character... in direct contrast to his generally pleasant nature.

Carolyn went as a pirate this year.

Yes, she's almost 18 and it shows. However, I am of the opinion that one is only too old to trick-or-treat when one decides to be. And honestly, I'm just as glad to still see the eager little girl peep out from inside the young woman.

The kids garnered much sugary goodness, despite cold and rainy weather. There were very few trick-or-treaters in the neighborhood, so people (including yours truly) were giving out handfuls of treats to those who did brave the elements. Carolyn and her friend JoAnna were only out for a little while, but still came home with plenty. Kyle and his buddy Shane were more determined, and stayed out for the whole designated time. When he came home, Kyle weighed his bag: 8 1/2 pounds of candy! It's hard to maintain a Grim Reaper demeanor when one is sorting through such a haul.


Blogger Sherry said...

Great carving on the pumpkins.

October 31, 2005 7:17 PM  

Blogger Dawgdays said...

Somehow CJ's outfit reminds me of another costume....

And I like the horns on that one pumpkin.

November 02, 2005 12:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of being haunted!

Nice costumes both!

November 03, 2005 11:06 AM  

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