October was simply wonderful this year. We enjoyed the entire month of turning leaves, rain and Halloween decor. We did not do anything spectacular, it was a pretty laid-back month. We did not even do a pumpkin patch. But we did enjoy the month -- counting pumpkins on porches every day while driving around, Halloween parties and gatherings, eating honeycrisp apples by the dozen, picking out costumes, reading Halloween books all month long (our favorites? Goodnight Goon, A Creepy Countdown and Ten Timid Ghosts)
And Halloween night was perfect. Simply perfect. All day long, Arun and Anjali played in the front yard, practicing their spiel for the night (Trick or Treat! Smell my feet!) Later, our neighborhood was totally buzzing with trick or treaters and one of our neighbors really got in the mood. He would stand in his front yard moving with stiff motions like an animanitronic statue, then jump out randomly at passer-bys. All night long, kids were screaming, which definitely lent a certain air to the night.
I could not have asked for a better October. No pressure, November.
Grouchiest of Them All
Enjoying His Spoils
There are Bugs in my Buggy
Falling for Fall