Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!

We had a fun Halloween this year. We picked out our pumpkins last weekend at the usual field in Cohasset that we've been going to for a number of years:

It was a beautiful, warm day. They had a lot of pumpkins, as usual.

We were going to carve up the pumpkins the night before Halloween, so they would be ready on the night of Halloween. But Jim had a midterm that night and we were both pretty tired from work. But that was OK because we both left work a little early yesterday, got home, and got those pumpkins carved before it got too dark:

By the time we lit them, it was dusk. It was a little windy but not as bad as some years. The candles stayed lit. One trick that we've learned over the years is that the best kind of candle to use are those "tea lights" that come in the disposable wrapping. So you just put it in, it burns down, and you don't have to worry about fishing the candle out later.

Strangely, there weren't that many kids this year, and no older kids. We don't know why. We usually go through several bags of candy, but this year we have a lot left over. More for us, I guess. :) (not necessarily a good thing ... maybe I'll bring it into work after all).

Today we went to the 3rd birthday party for the little boy next door, Tom. All the neighbors were invited and it was a lot of fun. They had a pirate theme. It's also interesting to look at other houses on your block and see how similar or different they are to your house. This house, for example, has the same exact banister as we do, and much of the same woodwork.

Tonight we're going bowling at Olindy's and out to dinner somewhere in Quincy. (We have to figure out where to go ... maybe somewhere new). The weather is supposed to be relatively warm, in the 50's, and sunny. A nice fall weekend.

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