Friday, November 4, 2011


Forgot to post these. Just a few pics of Violet from our neighborhood Halloween party, I didn't have time to take many. These are the cupcakes I made.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011



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One good lookin' pirate family!

Violet doing her best pirate impression. Arrgh!

We went through 98% of that candy.

We had chili dinner next door before heading out.

The only way to drink a beer with a beard and mustache.

Counting all her "booty".

Our new guy in action. I took video but haven't looked at it yet. If it's decent I'll post it later.

Monday, October 31, 2011


New stirring skeleton. Full size. Made from PVC, plastic skeleton, one large cauldron and a rotisserie motor.

Life size.

We took our old smaller cauldron and added little skeleton heads. The heads are glued together and spin with the help of a windshield wiper motor.

Bought this guy. He hangs onto tombstones. He glows and speaks.

Real deer head from out neighbor Mr. Steve.

Bought this guy too. He hangs above the kids heads. He's sound activated. So when you clap or scream his wings flap and eyes glow red.


Ready for the Halloween party at school today. Took last years costume and revamped it to make a Teddy Bear.

Sunday, October 30, 2011


I asked Violet what kind of pumpkin she wanted and of course she said Dora. So we've got one Dora and one pirate skeleton. I carved the pirate out of a white pumpkin. First time I've ever carved a white pumpkin and probably my last. It was about 3" thick and smelled funny. I had to scrape a ton out of the inside to make it manageable to carve. It also doesn't glow as nicely as the orange pumpkin. The inside of the white one is more green than orange.