Wednesday, November 2, 2011


I don't know about you guys, but I've been on a three day sugar buzz that I can't seem to kick! Gotta love Halloween candy. Last weekend we took Chloe to Patterson's Market, a really neat produce stand down the street from our house that we've been wanting to check out. She loved it, and had fun racing rubber duckies, jumping in a bouncy castle, and looking at chickens and bunnies. (Sorry for the horrible picture quality!!)

The pumpkin Chloe originally wanted weighed well over 400 pounds. Sorry, kiddo, not gonna happen.

Chloe and I found medium sized, average-looking pumpkins. In true Tony-fashion, he chose the creepiest looking pumpkin he could find.

Chloe and I decided we wanted to paint our pumpkins, while Tony said carving was the only way to go for him. First we decided to spray paint our pumpkins silver just for fun.

Inspired by a recent post on YHL, I wanted to try making a stencil using painter’s tape, and painting around it. I decided to do a PacMan-inspired ghost.

After peeling the tape off, I didn’t love how it turned out. The tape peeled off most of the silver spray paint, leaving a silver and oranged speckled look that blended in with the rest of the paint too much. So I painted the ghost white to make him stand out more.

Doesn't it look like Fruity Pebbles?? That was completely unintentional, but now I'm really craving a bowl!

Chloe did the same for her cute little ghosty.

While Chloe and I went with a spooky-yet-cute theme, Tony went an entirely different direction. This direction included using my enemy, the drill, and a few zip ties.

The finished product was extremely disturbing! Chloe didn’t even like looking at it.

On Halloween, we went trick-or-treating with some of Tony’s co-workers and their kids, which was a lot of fun. Chloe was Minnie Mouse, although you can't really tell from this picture. It was freezing out there! She insisted I wear a cosume too, and even lent me her fairy wings.

Chloe made out with about three times more candy then I ever remember getting as a kid. Luckily she shares! All in all it was a pretty successful Halloween this year. I hope everyone else had fun too!

1 comment:

  1. love your silver ghost fruity pebbles pumpkins!! glad you had fun trick or treating!!! omg tony's pumpkin IS scary, haha, your enemy, the drill!


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