Halloween was on Saturday this year, which was a good thing because we didn't get around to carving our Pumpkins until the day of. Heather designed a pumpkin to represent the flag of the Fur and Freedom Fighters (a group from the book series she's been reading, "Redwall"), which is a spear breaking a chain. Corinne's design is a goofy face, and my design is the Sheikah Slate symbol from the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild video game.
As usual, I did all the pumpkin work myself because everyone else thinks it's gross.
Corinne insisted on being in some of the pumpkin pictures and dragged Jess in too:
The girls wanted to be Elsa and Anna from Frozen 2 this year.
We didn't participate in trick-or-treating this year due to the ongoing pandemic. But instead, we got together with our social-bubble buddies. I made a Halloween trifle of brownies, chocolate cream, orange-dyed Cool Whip, crumbled Oreos, gummy eyeballs, gummy worms, and Reese's Pieces. If you ate around the gummy things (which were really only there for ambiance) it was quite good.
We did leave a bowl of lollipops out on our front step when we left, but it was basically untouched, so it would seem most of the neighborhood was also skipping the trick-or-treating. Which is good. Our county's numbers have been steadily improving for the last couple of months while much of the country has been experiencing full-blown outbreaks that are threatening to overwhelm hospitals.
The kids ran around and played until they were exhausted. And that was Halloween this year. Hopefully next year things will be back to normal.