Thursday, November 1, 2012

halloween 2012

homage to great-aunt mathilde, who was murdered on hallowe'en night...

happy halloween! this year in the triangle we had a flappity bat, an escaped mental patient, fay wray with king kong hand 2.0 and a guy in a pumpkin shirt. we didn't have a ton of trick-or-treaters, but gus and sophie hit up the neighborhood for about 2 1/2 hours and brought in quite the haul. all kinds of halloween shenanigans abounded, culminating in the explosion of a 100+ pound pumpkin sometime around 10:00 pm...but no one called the cops--bonus! now the holiday recovery begins in earnest.

 a flappity bat, hard at work
 
aaah!  scary flappity vampire bat!

 (amazingly, i shot almost the exact same picture of her last year!)

sophie's sweet little 1st grade class

 elementary school neighborhood parade

i'm not sure who should be more frightened in this picture
 
vomiting pumpkin...an annual classic at our house!

cannibal pumpkin, lit by road flare (this is before the fireworks got it)

  video
...and this would be the fireworks...

 ...and this would be its final demise.  rich + axe = adios giant pumpkin!

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