Hey Everybody!! It's been a beautiful fall up here in North Idaho! This year, Amy had the wonderful idea that we should go to a real pumpkin patch rather than just buying our pumpkins at Wal Mart. It was a beautiful day and it brought back a lot of memories of picking pumpkins when we were kids! In the Photo above, you can see Amy displaying a lovely traditional orange pumpkin, and Jim displaying an atrocious green monster pumpkin (which we got for 1/2 price because it was green! Score!!)
Here we have a pic of Pumpkin number 2 being weighed and Amy surrounded by orangey pumpkin goodness!
The carved Pumpkins - Jim Tried for a Spooky Tribal Face design that he sort of made up on the fly, and Amy made an awesome flaming skull design! By the way, we learned something awesome about green pumpkins - they are super easy to clean out and their guts aren't slimy and stinky!! Awesome!!
Not so awesome - We also learned (the hard way) that a pumpkin with 1/2 inch thick walls will rot and collapse by the next morning...... We waited 'til two days before Halloween to carve the pumpkins, but Jim's gave up the ghost a bit early..... :(
Just for comparison's sake, here is our pumpkin from last year - we got all Martha Stewart on this one with raffia hair plugs, blown eggs for eyes, and gourds for the nose and ears.
Jim and his friend Tim from church had the best hairpieces at the Ward Halloween Party..... The best costume was the Transformers plane costume worn by the little boy in the picture - it was made of cardboard, but it REALLY TRANSFORMED!! How awesome is that? Parents everywhere - the bar has been raised!!
Finally, on Halloween night, our friends invited us out for dinner and a scary movie (and saved us from the loser existence of sitting around our apartment complex where Trick-or-Treaters fear to tread...)