We finally got around to carving pumpkins. It would've been more fun with G.G. and Grandpa, but it would do. We had a few days to spare before Halloween, anyhow.
I love the light shadows from our leaded glass windows.
Brooke and Meadow teamed up while Theo and I tried our best.
The kids added their pumpkins to our stoop. Thanks previous owners for leaving the giant pumpkins for us.
I guess those random things they left behind weren't too bad.
Somehow we managed to carve pumpkins and make veggie sushi. Still confused how this is our kiddos favorite meal, but we'll take it.
We took Meadow to the Anoka Halloween Parade when she was little and she had a blast. I thought the kids would want to go this year. Meadow was against this idea and stayed home instead. We left later than planned so didn't get a great spot. We had to hold Theo up to see the crowds and he wasn't close enough to get any candy.
We found Waldo.
After awhile we got bored and ditched the parade. It's more fun when you're closer.
Meadow didn't know any other kids (besides Eleanor and Allister) but that didn't stop her from having fun.
Watching the kids hit the piñata is always entertaining. And a bit nerve-wracking for a worry wort like me.
It only took a hundred or so turns.
I walked a few doors down to check out the neighbors decorations. I wasn't expecting the names of real folks who died this year on the tombstones.
We thoroughly enjoyed the movie snacks.
I may have bought this just for the free toy inside. I was just telling Meadow recently how we used to always get toys in our cereal when I was a kid.
I had way too much fun building a really goofy Duplo tower with Theo. That's what you go to the library for, right?
I'm just happy to see the toys are back after being taken away during Covid.
I wanted to check out the new playground at the Waterworks park along the Mississippi.
And then it was finally Halloween. The first stop: our downstairs neighbors. They had goodie bags for the kids. But these shy kids just stared.
They can be so awkward. Thanks Izzy and Nina.
We did stop by again after trick or treating and Theo at least said thank you and ran away.
We tried a little harder with our Halloween decorations this year. Can you spot our tomato cage ghost? Next year we'll add another one.
And a fresh paint job. I cannot wait to see this house all gussied up. Our renters went all out. Check out the cool neon Halloween lights in the their bay window.
After one block Theo said he had enough and was ready to go home. We told him we were just getting started.
Theo: "Oh, I know why they call it the enchanted alley. It's enchanted and it's in an alley."
True, little bud. Very, true.