. . . though it feels like the day after. Another flurry of Halloween events has gone by, and, as usual, our pumpkins remain uncarved. Isn't this a nice selection, though? The small yellow specimens are Melonettes Jaspee Vendee, the complete harvest of half a dozen vines. Have I mentioned that we had a chilly summer? The others were grown by more expert hands.
While we were too busy with homework and concerts and soccer games to do any carving, the costumes were easy enough. The boys assembled their own, with items on hand. I appreciated that, except when some vital pieces were not as close to hand as they should have been. But we arrived safely (if not punctually) at the Trunk or Treat with Scoot the Gangster, D2 as Sheriff Woody, and Rollo as a cowboy friend of Woody's with the Star Wars-ish name of R2B. Don't ask me why.
The Caterpillar skipped the Trunk or Treat for a friend's Halloween party, after finishing most of his homework. I believe he went as a convincingly stinky soccer player. He wore a lab coat for the Halloween piano recital at the memory care facility (I hope he didn't prompt any unpleasant memories). But this is how he dressed for another party, last week. He and Scoot were assistants for the alarmingly mad, lab-coated scientist, Dandelionslayer. I think the Caterpillar would distract the unsuspecting children while subtle Scoot would
. . . no, I should not reveal a mad scientist's secrets.