Thank you for all of the sweet burfday wishes.
It's that time of the year again, time for the Great Pumpkin Countdown! Hopefully I am going to manage a Halloween post every day from now until the 31st. Shall we begin?
On the first day of Halloween, the Great Pumpkin gave to me:
One great Halloween porch*. (Idea from Oct/Nov Home Companion magazine can be seen here. If you were in love with that cover, I encourage you to try it. It was fairly cheap and easy to pull off.)
It didn't photograph very well with my cheapy camera at night, but both Dave and I really love this. The glow is awesome, we just want to sit under it all night. I improvised a little, using fabric costume witch hats ($1 each), which I sewed a ribbon to for hanging. The pumpkins are actually those nylon spring loaded candy buckets ($1 each).
Gorgeous sunflowers in a pumpkin vase.
And one great pumpkin party!
(Jack looks a little devilish in that photo, which I swear looks like a Lysol ad! If I could photoshop I would take that noise in the background out.) The party was great fun. The kids loved, loved pumpkin painting (and really wanted to paint more than one pumpkin each), they tore into those tissue paper pumpkins like there was no tomorrow, and melted my heart with their sweet little voices singing Happy Birthday to Jack. Really, it was the best party yet.
Just wait until you see what the great pumpkin is bringing tomorrow!
*Our house is a rental house, and the porch railings are rotting off. The landlord swears someone is coming to fix it soon. I claim no responsibility for the shabby state of the outside of our house. :-)