Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Halloween 2011


You might have heard about the freak snowstorm we had on October 29th. I think we probably got about 6-8 inches of snow, obviously not a normal occurrence for this time of year. I can remember seeing flurries in late October but nothing like this:

Yes, my kids went sledding on Saturday and trick-or-treating on Monday.

Sunday we went to a kids' pumpkin carving event .

 It was held at my sister-in-law's club, which featured this cool original 1940s dartboard.

Then it was on to Grandma's for more pumpkin carving. Jayson grew these pumpkins in his garden all by himslef, so it was special to turn it into a jack-o-lantern.

Tinkerbelle and Davy Crockett ready to go out trick-or-treating. The Davy Crockett costume is deadstock 1950s, picked up for a few bucks at a thrift store. It's still plenty big for my son, but in a few years it will make its way to my Etsy store. He was a big hit with all the older neighbors- they both cleaned up on the candy!

And looking forward to the next holiday on the calendar, yours truly bagged a wild turkey last week. I love the idea of providing Thanksgiving dinner for my family. It kind of makes me laugh when I hear all this talk about "heritage birds" vs. supermarket birds. Really, wild turkeys (and venison) are what the Pilgrims ate at the original Thanksgiving. That is our real "heritage", and wild turkeys should be more celebrated than they are. 


  1. What a fun Halloween it looks like you guys had! How cool for Jayson to be able to make jack-o-lanterns from his own pumpkins. The Davy Crockett costume really brought back memories. I can't tell you how much of my childhood was spent wearing a Davy Crockett coonskin cap! :) And your turkey looks pretty big. That ought to make for a nice Thanksgiving meal.

  2. Very cool! I think growing pumpkins with your kids is so much more fun than storebought!That snow was crazy! I saw it on the news and thought about all my blog friends out your way!