I have never been a giant Halloween fan. Don’t get me wrong; I don’t hate it or anything. It’s just not my favorite holiday. But as with everything else, we do have some traditions that we have had that Eddie is now becoming a part of.
First we have our annual pumpkin choosing. This has usually consisted of me buying pumpkins from Meijer or Family Fare, but this year we took Eddie to an actual roadside farm that was selling them. He had a ball!
Another tradition we have is to go to Cortney’s mom and stepdad’s house to carve pumpkins. Granny Kim and Gramps have us over each year for a carve-a-thon and a yummy meal!
Granny picks all of us a pumpkin to carve. And each year it is a BIG deal to see who can have the coolest design.
I’m telling you…we are serious. It’s a little intimidating because people like Cort and Dave really put a TON of thought into theirs (a couple years ago Dave did the Obama logo…it was awesome. Until one of the dogs ate the pumpkin and you could tell what it was).
And because Granny would not be home for us to trick-or-treat to over the weekend, she had a little something special for her little guy…
Of course, we still had a pumpkin at home that needed carving too, so Friday night Eddie and Daddy grabbed that pumpkin and did some damage.
Daddy did most of the work, of course, since sharp things and gooey things are not things Momma lets Eddie partake in yet.
The final result? Totally awesome!
Besides picking the perfect pumpkin and carving a super cool jack-o-lantern, we also have to get Eddie a sweet costume. Last year, he was a little monkey…
and we needed to prop him up next to his jack-o-lantern to get a picture. Yes, that is some good vintage Eddie right there!
This year, I didn’t want to spend money on a costume he would only wear for maybe an hour. I was all set to go to Mom and Baby Again to see what they had in his size, when my mom reminded me of the bunny costumes she made for my brothers and me when we were little.
That is my little brother, Chris, and me all dressed up in furry suits my mom made for us. That fur? Was on my bedroom walls when we first moved into the house my parents still live in. Yup, it was awful. That is why my mom pulled it off the walls…and created bunny suits.
Anyway, my mom pulled those costumes out of her cedar closet and wouldn’t you know it? The small one fit Eddie!
Thank you, grandma, for letting me wear this costume.
Back in our subdivision, our little bunny lasted a whole two houses before it was time to go back home. He doesn’t really understand the concept of trick-or-treating anyway.
But he does understand candy!
Happy Halloween to you all!
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