It's the most wonderful time of the year.
For me it all begins with pumpkin carving.
Why do I love this tradition so darn much?
Maybe it's just the creative juices that come out. Maybe it's the family-togetherness. Maybe it's the nostalgia of doing it with my own family, I don't know, but I love it.
Claire did a crazy face that she proclaimed was her:
Grace decided to do her name in Chinese which is actually pretty detailed and tough.
And Lucy gave me very strict instructions as to exactly how she wanted hers carved and I helped her out.
I love the upper right corner of this pic:
At some point the girls decided they better carve some apples too...
And somehow the caramel apple dealio has eased it's way in to be part of this tradition.
Max tweeted this picture later which I thought was cute:
Max was the pumpkin judge and proclaimed Lucy's the winner which she was pleased as punch about.
Check out that Chinese:
And then we were off to Halloween parties and prep. Part of me is so excited to only have two to figure out outfits with this year, and another part of me wants to bawl about that fact just a little bit.
Lucy has proclaimed Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week to be the very best days of the year so far. I'm off to help her celebrate with her class at school.