This is the time of year I usually rant and rave about how every spell-checker on the planet decides that Hallowe'en, spelled properly, deserves a little squiggly line underneath. I won't do that this year. In a world of lol's and rotflmao and emoticons (which, by the way, survives the spell-checker just fine) I suppose it is kind of selfish of me to expect people to add that cumbersome apostrophe every time each year someone types out Hallowe'en.
This year I wasn't as prepared for my favourite holiday. Lots has been going on and Hallowe'en snuck up on us. Although preparations were mostly last minute, we were able to put on a pretty good show.
I was an accident victim, my daughter was Zombie of Green Gables ("Zombie with an 'E'"). Her friend was a broken doll and my son was scariest of all. He was a door to door salesman!
For a rushed job, we decorated in style. The boy wanted a puking pumpkin, so there was that...
Note the Pumpkin Ale to the left.
There was the unearthed grave, right on our front lawn:
We had a pumpkin that I was still carving as children came to the door:
I also managed to gouge a goodly chunck of my finger in the process, but what's Hallowe'en without a little blood?
Tricksie the Hallowe'en Cat made her annual appearance:
And this was new - A lovely Dr. Seuss Tree full of skulls:
The best part...
They're all infant-sized skulls.