Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pumpkin Walk Scenes . . .

No surprise, but I am a witch. At the community Pumpkin Walk every year. This fall I scared the little kiddies. Actually, I unintentionally did scare a few when I cackled for the Herald Journal reporter/photographer. And no, I don't think that the HJ is going to run the interview. I witched on Friday from 9 AM to 11 AM, and the paper hasn't featured anything yet. Most of the time when kids approach I smile and ask them what they're going to be for Halloween. If they look a bit scared, I ask them if they think I'm a real witch. That's when I lift my 1/2 mask (green make-up irritates my skin BAD!) and explain that I'm really just a mom. Then I ask them, "Is your mom a witch?" You'd be surprised how many little kids nod their heads up and down. (Tee-hee!)

But enough about me. Here are just a few shots I took before my witching duties began:

This is a rendition of local cyclist, Brent Carpenter. The theme at this year's pumpkin walk is "Calling all Heroes." I think Brent's energy, enthusiasm and miles biked each year are all pretty heroic.

My friends Raquelle and Jeanette created this display. And they used nine of my wigs. (See Alison, I told you I've got tons of costume possibilities.)

This Noah's Ark display is well done! Click on this photo and check out the mane on the lion. Amazing!

I saved the best for last! I died laughing at the elephant's hind ends. Someone has amazing creative abilities! (Alison, the 'butt pumpkin' reminds me of the year that Ethan accidentally picked the 'butt squash' that I had growing in my garden.) You gotta love vegetables that resemble butts!


Flashlight Girl said...

I love the Pumpkin Walk! My niece gets to go as part of her field trip. She is likely to be one of the scared ones. . . Love the elephants! :)

Heidi A. said...

We loved it too! We went today when the crowds were down. :)

We got to ride in a golf cart since Mom was with us. I told her that she was a blessing in our lives! :)

Ashley was supposed to paint a rainbow trout but didn't know how to do it -- so, she just painted a rainbow on her pumpkin.

Wish we could have seen you as the witch! Cute!!!

I loved the one with Brett too! He lightens everyone's day.

Allie's Antics said...

I am so glad you are back!! I loved seeing your pictures of the pumpkin walk. Mainly because we missed it this year. Can you believe it? That's like a sin I'm sure. My little kids got to see it, but Ethan, Blake, and I did not make it. I missed not see you there in full witch attire. I will make note that you are the costume queen. Why didn't I put that together sooner? I laughed at he kids saying their mom's were witches. That is great. I'm sure mine would agree!!