Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

We went out to a further western suburb to trick or treat with some friends of ours and their family. The neighborhood was incredible; masses of kids, strollers and parents packing the sidewalk.
Jamie went as a scary, scary vegetable. Here he is next to the funniest Halloween decoration I've ever seen - skeletal black flamingos. Tell me you don't all want a flock of those things. I think they even glow in the dark.

(What did the Fool and I go as? Why, sleep deprived zombies, of course. Not really. We were going to dress up as farmers, which I thought could be accomplished with jeans, plaid shirts and straw hats. But of course, I couldn't find a straw hat that said 'farmer' to save my freakin' life. Seven stores, we tried. I found two cowboy hats made for pinheads and two big purple fake fur pimp hats - not even close. The Fool found cowboy hats, pointed Chinese peasant hats (!?!) and sombreros. I suppose two Chinese farmers would be just as likely to cart around a giant peapod as not.)

And now, back to the autumn leaves sweater, which is completely captivating me these days.


anne marie in philly said...

OMFG! I have some of the pink variety, but those skeleton flamingos R-O-C-K!

off to google to see who carries them in my neck of the woods...

JakkiMitch said...

I used to have oatmeal messes in my microwave, too. Now I cook 1/2 c. oatmeal to 1 c. water at power level 6 - 2:00 mins for Quick cooking & 2:30 mins for Old Fashion.

Scary, but cute, peapod! And it won't be long before he wants his turn at the computer!

The autumn leaves sweater is awesome!

Anonymous said...

You mean you didn't knit the babe his first Halloween costume? Oh, the shame of it.

Stephenson! said...

I don't think a scary vegetable exists that isn't a beet. But Jamie is super cute as a pea pod! :)