Saturday, November 01, 2008

Halloween 2008

The other night, we spent some time drawing up plans (yup, we're that family) for the perfect Jack o' Lantern...


After multiple drafts and revisions by Ben, Gail drew the sketch on the pumpkin, I did the surgery, and we took turns disemboweling the pumpkin...Ben loves pulling the guts out of pumpkins...afterwards we roasted the seeds in the oven...


This year's version turned out really well...


The field-test worked out nicely also...


Halloween at Lake Placid is always fun...most of the students dress up...I hear that more and more schools are doing away with Halloween activities, which seems a shame...I hope that we never go that route...


This year, the 6th grade team dressed up as N. Cognito...I was Norm Cognito...I wore a coat and tie and dress shoes, which freaked out everyone as I generally avoid dressing up...


Over at the Lake Clear School, Gail helped Ben get into his Darth Vader costume...


The other 1st graders were also getting ready for the afternoon activities and eventual trick or treating...


Ben's buddy Joseph was Anakin Skywalker...


Another great friend, Jacob, was Commander Cody...


There were a lot of Star Wars characters in the 1st grade in Lake Clear, and in Saranac Lake later when we went trick or treating...

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Here's a movie of the kids in the parade...


This is Ben's friend Kelsey, she's in kindergarten, with Ben in the background...

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Another movie of the Halloween parade at Lake Clear Elementary...the last time they'll do this, as the school district is closing his school down after this year...


Here is Ben in the parade...the mask fogs up a bit after walking around...I bet the same stuff happened with Darth Vader, unless he had A/C...


After school, we headed into town for some trick or treating...


This man in what must be the "weird stuff" store quizzed Ben on Star wars facts before giving him candy, he couldn't stump Ben...


I was able to wander through town in my Sith Lord robes without being recognized, and occasionally scare the crap out of kids when I said hello...


When we got home, we posed for a group shot...Penny was Princess Leia, which she tolerated because we gave her lots of praise...please note the beautiful hair...


Gail was an intimidating Emperor, holding the princess hostage...again, note the Leia hair on the top of her hair...sorry about the searchlight effect...

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