Festive celebration

The children demand that we do certain things each Halloween. We don’t go trick or treating, but we do apple bobbing. The overhead lighting adding an extra spooky effect, this year.

We had already indulged in some Halloween crafting, but there is always pumpkin carving on the eve. Pumpkins from the farm, near my parents, thus guaranteeing a visit to grandparents. This year we left a carved pumpkin with them.

This year, I was struck by how much more the children did by themselves. The older two needed very little help.

And time will tell whether Halloween cake drawing will become part of our annual tradition. (They didn’t request my Mouse Brain cake this year. I guess that one didn’t make the list.)

Feasting, celebrating and remembering.

Happy Halloween/Blessings on Samhain.

 

 

6 thoughts on “Festive celebration

  • Thursday 1 November, 2012 at 3:54 am
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    Looks like you had great fun!!!!
    Our two are out trick or treating as I type dressed respectively as Tweety Pie (from Looney tunes) and a Green Basilisk….. their Dad refuses to dress up ..except for warmth (there is two+ inches of powder out there and it’s about 15 f

    Love the cakes :0)

    • Thursday 1 November, 2012 at 8:18 am
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      What fun! I love the idea of dressing up (and I hope you post some photos), but I’m not sure I’d want the weather conditions for an evening jaunt! You are truely hardy souls. 😀

  • Thursday 1 November, 2012 at 9:32 am
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    Love the pumpkins, they have done a very good job. We love apple dooking too. Juliex

    • Thursday 1 November, 2012 at 7:06 pm
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      I’ve not heard it called apple dooking before! It is good fun.

  • Thursday 1 November, 2012 at 11:09 am
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    Oh yes apple bobbing!! Thanks for the reminder, great fun! xx

    • Thursday 1 November, 2012 at 7:08 pm
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      It is good fun. Also apple on the string, which keeps them quiet for a while too! Apart from the giggles. 😀

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