I did some cool Halloween stuff yesterday DURING THE DAY.
I took Alison to a Halloween party at this children's place where we have a membership. It was fun, but wayyyyy too crowded. We trick-or-treated a little bit at this party, but a lot of the stations that were supposed to be open were mysteriously cancelled. I will have to remember that next year and find something different to do.
We came home and carved a pumpkin. I have to admit that I have never carved a pumpkin using a real knife. Even at our house, as adults, Jonathon and I use an orange-handled pumpkin cutter. So when Alison's mom asked me to carve a pumpkin with her, and told me to use a steak knife, I got a little nervous. But we made it through without any injuries.
The whole time, Alison was saying, "Draw a pumpkin's eyes. Draw a mouth." I kept explaining that I was carving, not drawing. Then when I was done she told me to turn him on. So I had to search for a candle that didn't have the wick melted down into the wax. But we did it! And it looks okay. I should have taken a picture.
At our house, we decorated our front porch a little more this year. We went beyond just carving a pumpkin. We got the fake spider webs to put on the bushes and the railing and stuff. We also got a big foam tombstone and stuck it in the planter box. I felt a little more festive.
We passed out candy- Snickers and Peanut M&Ms and Whoppers. All things that we like so that we could eat the leftovers :) Saw some cute kids in costumes. Also some that I couldn't figure out what in the world they were. Had the typical high school students collecting canned food.
The most popular jokes of the night were:
What does a ghost eat for lunch? A boo-logna sandwich, AND
Why was the little ghost crying? He missed his mummy
The one that actually made me laugh the most just because of stupidity was:
Why did the kid look in the toilet? To see his poo.