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Ghosts and goulies and things that go bump in the night

This is Jack.  Say "Hi!" to Jack.  ("Hi, Jack!")

OmegaMom wielded her trusty Sharpie to design Jack.  With help, of course, from OmegaDotter.  (OmegaDotter will have her own pumpkin next year, because she was very unhappy at not drawing a face herself this year.)  Then OmegaDad wielded the Rusty Drywall Saw of Doom.

(I have a lovely video of dotter and dad, with dad going, "Mwahahaha!"  Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to get the video into a format that Windows Video Maker likes, and I haven't played around with the other video editing software that we've downloaded.  Bah.)

Then there was scoopage:

Ewwww!  (OmegaDad did an extra spot with some scoopage dripping from his nose...boogers...OmegaMom was not amused.  Much.  Luckily, it was done so quickly that there is no photographic evidence.)

This evening, the dotter suggested that we put the wooly cat in the pumpkin...the immediate response was no.  The secondary response...

There has been much discussion of costumes.  We have an Ariel, a Cinderalla-type thing (Barbie, ugh), and last year's horsie costume.  Ariel won out for the mom-screwed-up-the-ballet-costume-night-so-you-get-to-go-to-town-in-costume-with-Daddy Saturday event.  Last year's horsie costume wins out for the official Trick-or-Treating.

(This means OmegaMom must dig it out of the closet where it got banished due to a ferocious tantrum a few weeks ago.  Then it needs to be brushed, so we don't litter the streets of Hippy Dippy Enclave in the Woods with cat and dawg hair.)

Tomorrow at school is Pajama Day!!!  Woohoo!  Not that OmegaDotter has been excited or anything, oh, no.  She's just been counting down the days, enumerating the day names until, "And then it's Tuesday!  And that means..." ::squeal!:: "...Pajama Day!"

OmegaMom foolishly spent late last night clicking links from Miss Cellania's Halloween roundup...ghosts and ghoulies and things that go bump in the night, oh, yes.  She resolutely exited the office into the darkened living room repeating to herself, "I am a rational, grown woman who does not believe in ghosts!"

Happy Halloween to all!

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posted by Kate @ 10/30/2006 07:25:00 PM  
  • At 10/30/2006 09:30:00 PM, Blogger Miss Cellania said…

    Yeah, I gave myself the willies with today's post. I wondered how you saw that last night... but you are a couple of time zones away. I love the scoopage pic!

  • At 10/31/2006 12:29:00 PM, Blogger Jennifer said…

    She makes such a cute Ariel, too! I totally forgot to take pictures of my DH and DD carving the pumpkin! Argh!

  • At 11/02/2006 06:18:00 PM, Blogger Granny J said…

    Strange picture of the wooly cat in the pumpkin. Unless you look very closely, it looks like his body has s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d
    something ferocious!

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