We’re still recovering from too much ingestion of sugar over the weekend and can’t even think about books today. Here are some pictures from Halloween:
We started carving pumpkins the night before:
We also had our traditional Monster Mash dinner, which includes roasted pumpkin seeds, orange smoothies (“Witch’s Brew”), hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls (“Mummy Dogs”) and jello made in the shape of a brain (purple) and in the shape of Frankenstein’s hand (green). I tossed a few gummy worms and an eyeball onto the spooky tray, which was left over from a party. Though the meal is not nutritious, Tom and Huck thought the meal was quite delicious.
And, by request, a close up of the front and back of Huck’s iPod costume. I used a large sheet (almost two yards) of white felt and silver, black, and white fabric paint. Total cost around $15. Though I am not so good at drawing (the screen and menu button), it was not too hard to make and would easily fit a child or an adult.
Just after we got in from trick or treating around the neighborhood, it started to rain. Hard. It was a dark and stormy night and Saturday was a dark and stormy day. As California is currently experiencing drought conditions, this was great news. We celebrated by lighting our first fire of the season.
All in all (despite very minimal book work) it was a great weekend.
See you in the stacks!