oh gourd! happy halloween

posted on: Thursday, October 31, 2013





we got stuck into the pumpkins -- or potatoes, as rose kept calling them, this past weekend.

the littles all had a mini gourd to draw on each and their papa kindly carved max's scary face sketch into life on the big one (down the bottom).


the lady's pumpkin face. you can see it, right? 


but we didn't go trick-or-treating today. maybe next year.


she was fascinated by the jack-o-lantern. they both were actually. 

do you enjoy halloween? and if you're a fellow aussie, do you feel it's an un-australian celebration? I think I ask this every year, but I heard a few people say today that they're just not into it. what about you? 

I'd love to hear!

9 comments:

  1. We enjoy it, what's not to love about dressing up and being neighborly?
    I don't get people who throw around the term unaustralian, they need to learn to live and let live.

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    1. the kiddos love dressing up too! and it is a lot of fun seeing all the decorations out (when it happens). live and let live sounds good to me :)

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  2. We are not that into it here. I guess I don't really like the idea of my kids knocking on doors asking for treats. Maybe it's more of a health and dental issue that I have!! lol

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    1. ha, ha -- right! when you put it that way it's a bit odd. I've found that the kiddo is happy just to have one or two lollies and give the rest to mum and dad ;) and the lady is still too little for sweets and the teenager is on a health kick.

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  3. I think we've kind of pinched the idea from America. I kind of like it but only it doesn't feel very British either!

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    1. pinching reasons to play dress-ups en masse and celebrate with the kids is okay with me :)

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  4. I am obviously pro Halloween...it is about so much more than candy! It is about family projects like carving pumpkins, getting creative with your costume and community! What is not to love!

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    1. right? I love that it gives us a reason to do activities as a family. this year I was really surprised and pleased to see the mister (who grew up in canada) getting into the celebrations with the kids -- I did not know he knew how to carve a pumpkin!

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