And so our Second Annual Silly Apply Pumpkin Day of 2008 comes to a close.... Veg ate his dinner at about 7:30 excused himself from the table and said "I'm going to bed, its been a long day" AND HE DID!!! Out cold... Fast Asleep.... No Muss No Fuss..... But what did we do on this day you may ask??
First, there was School.... The kids got to carve a Pumpkin. When parents arrived they auction off the pumpkins... Its all for fun and all proceeds go to the school... Did my guy CARVE a Pumpkin??? NOooooo! He didn't want to "RUIN" the pumpkin!! Wish I would have known that at 10pm last night when I was running around the city looking for a kid friendly carving tool..... And so he painted it!! A beautiful masterpiece. Notice the skeleton in picture 2:
Hubby brought Veg home after the auction, while I went back to work. Upon getting home, I find my little Vegman in his usual costume attire... the same thing he's been for the last 5 years.... and I gave him his outdoor surprise... The silliest pumpkin of ALL time... One that BOUNCES!!! Really Really High!! In fact so high, that it took off down the street and I was running very quickly to catch it before it got slaughtered by on coming traffic. That was fun!!
Here is Spidey, showing off his new friend!
And of course there were Leaves... Lots and Lots of Leaves... And finally one of my trees decided to turn pretty before the season ended:
After raking and jumping, raking and jumping, then playing our version of Dodge Ball and blowing bubbles.... OOH forgot to write about the bubbles....
While out last weekend, someone at a store gave Veg some bubbles. Hubby wouldn't let him have them because they were "Halloween" and Hubby doesn't want Halloween celebrated... Well... I say they are BUBBLES...... So tonight, I wrapped a little jar with happy pumpkin and apple stamped paper, then made my own bubbles.... Dish soap, Water and Sugar... I made it really really really soapy, so the bubbles were GREAT. We found an old wand, and blew the most wonderful bubbles.
Ok, so after bubbles, leaves, bouncing ball and fun... We came inside.....Bobbed for Apples! Veg is much better this year then last year, but we all had some great laughs. Hubby got his on the first try... SHOW OFF:
Then it was hand out candy time (to each other) The candy I chose for Veg, was Organic all natural Candy Canes.... Afterall, What is more silly then Christmas Candy in October??? Just love this box!!
Veg was soooo excited "Thanks Mom, this is the best candy ever" BUT - he says... "Remember last year when you made me a really nice bowl for my candy? Why didn't you do that this time?"
Well Phooey!! He remembers the one thing I forgot.... So I get him in the shower then run around to find a decoratable container... Thanks to my Crafty Friend.. I had some recipe boxes lying around...
One of them is now officially a Silly Apple Pumpkin Box:
With candy canes inside:
Eventually it is time for dinner.... I was so busy with everything else, that I didn't bother to make a good dinner, but I had to make something that was Silly! and something that was Apple'ish.....
Fried Apples did the trick, although didn't come out as good as I imagined they would, Veg really liked them... He said they were chewy like gum.. ha ha... Not exactly the texture I was going for:
And this Guys name is Chief Silly Face:
I also made these.. Peanut Butter and Chocolate bars but they are cooling in the fridge right now... Those aren't really Pumpkin or Apple'ish, but they sure do look good!! ha ha... And they will give Veg some "Peanut Butter Cup" type candy when he wakes in the morning, to show him that not going trick 'o treating isn't so bad after all.... Ooh is he excited for those.. (so am I, by the way)
And so our Day comes to an end!! My Veg Man went to sleep as happy as can be and just before heading off he says.. "I know we don't celebrate Halloween, but I'm sure glad we celebrate Silly Apply Pumpkin Day"
Sheww... Mission Complete!!!