Friday, October 30, 2009


Halloween is here again. Rob loves the holiday, I've never been fond of it. As a chocolate addict, however, I do see some reason to acknowledge it.

I thought you might like to see some of the ways we've celebrated Halloween since we've been married.

This is Mr Punk Man, who I introduced last week. Unfortunately, he didn't survive till Halloween. He was carved a little too early in the month, but we had some fun with him while he was here.

Rob enjoys carving pumpkins each year and one year when we lived in Maryland he did these.

One of our favorite pumpkin pictures was the year we adopted Bentley. He came to live with us on October 15 and was about six weeks old at Halloween. He was too little to climb the stairs, but he was fascinated by the pumpkin.

Rob liked to dress up and go trick or treating with our neighbors kids. Here he and my friend Sue's little daughter are applying their makeup at our kitchen table.

Rob put black and purple and green lumps on his face, then pulled a stocking over his head. Then he put on a hooded sweatshirt and pulled the hood up so just the lumpy colorful face showed. He scared a lot of the littler kids on the block.

While we lived in Maryland we visited the grave of Edgar Allan Poe in Baltimore. This was his first headstone.

The school children of Baltimore collected money to buy him a new larger headstone. It's in the same old cemetery. If you're near there, the tour is a lot of fun, especially around Halloween.

I don't usually dress my dogs for Halloween, but this year I put a bonehead hat on Fudge for pictures. As you can see he didn't think much of the idea.

Fudge has a high opinion of himself and doesn't consider himself a bonehead. He was pretty unhappy as he posed.

Since Mr Punk Man didn't last, Rob wanted to carve another pumpkin. This is his idea of a Pumpkin Water Dog.

It appears to be a very sad PWD.

Here it is with it's big ears.

Here it is finished with ears and a tail.


Sam said...

Cute! You seem to make it festive even if you don't enjoy it much. I feel the same, by the way, it has always been far from my favorite holiday.

Maggie and Mitch said...

We just love your bonehead hat, Fudge! You look just adorable!
Happy Halloween to all of you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Julies knitting corner said...

Wonderful pictures Sue, Hubby is quite artistic with Mr Punk Man think they are great. But the best picture for me is young Bently on the step. Happy Halloween. Julie.C

Martha and Bailey said...

We loved the carvings! Just that little bit more whacky than the usual!
The pic with Bentley as a pup staring at the pumpkin is adorable.
We agree that Fudge looked very unimpressed with his hat.
Still we bet he didn't wee the floor like Martha!!!!
Honestly you would think we were trying to murder her. Maybe next year.......
Have a great Halloween.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Happy Howl-O-Ween to you too.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Thor said...

Looks like you and Rob had fun celebrating Howloween! Great pictures! Fudge doesn´t look happy at all with your bone head hat! Pumpkin Water Dog is cool! Happy Howloween and a great weekend to you all!

Channon said...

Poor Fudge! It seems he doesn't share Sissy's joy of hats.

Brownie said...

bwah ha ha! Fudge, you are a saint for putting up with the bonehead hat! BOL! Love all the carvings!


The OP Pack said...

What a fun post - thanks for sharing yur memories. what a cutie Bently was.

Woos, the OP Pack

Nichole said...

Great pics - hope you all had a great Halloween!

Mad about Craft said...

Rob's PW pumpkin didn't half make me laugh!!!