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.