Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Greetings

Hello, friends! Can you believe it's the last day of October? Halloween? No, me neither. This whole month feels like it just slipped from beneath my fingertips somehow. In fact, the past few weeks flew by in such a blur of hectic activity, we didn't get our Halloween pumpkins until...well...last night.

(Seriously, it was one of those months where you keep thinking you'll have time to get to that later, and before you know it, later turns into four days ago, and oh crap, tomorrow's Halloween and we don't even have candy to give out to trick-or-treaters yet!)

Have you ever been to a pumpkin patch (not the real kind - more the "pop-up" type that appears in random deserted spaces and/or suburban parking lot) the night before Halloween? It's a little...surreal. Of course, when you get down to it, all of it's just downright kitschy and strange. But seriously, hanging out in a picked-over, empty-ish pumpkin patch in the late evening?  

Totally feels like you're in some kooky indie film. (Or a horror movie, but I vastly prefer the former to the latter, thank you. So, we're going with that one...)

 Carnival-like atmosphere...only not...

When you're 2 and 6, it doesn't matter whether the setting is strange. You're just super excited that you're finally getting pumpkins! Rowan spent the better part of a half-hour, examining every last pumpkin in the patch, before choosing the one he wanted. Kate...well, she spent that time, just being Kate.

Gratuitous and sort of requisite image of really weird gourds. Just out of curiosity, anyone know if these things are even edible?

I've got my fingers crossed that sooner than later, we'll be back to our more regular (frequent) posting habits. In the meantime, hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween! 


  1. Aw, you're kids look super excited to be in the pretend pumpkin patch. Glad you were able to get your pumpkins even if it was last minute. It's so true that the month has flown by. I don't know if those gourds are edible or just ornamental but they are very strange looking! Happy Halloween :)

  2. You weren't kidding, it does look carnival/spooky movie like!  And I don't believe those gourds are edible!

  3. The kids are adorable! It does look like the set of a scary movie but I dig it. Happy Halloween!

  4. Those are ornamental gourds! They're not edible. That's adorable, though; hope you all have a wonderful Halloween! :)

  5. Rowan and Kate are adorable!! We went to a pop up pumpkin patch too. Only problem was the kids were more excited to ride on the slides than pick out a pumpkin. 

  6. Rowan has cute dimples!