Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Finally...

We have pumpkins! Didn't seem like it was going to happen this year. Here they are:





One for Li, one for Snew, and one for my annual "Martha Stewart pumpkin". It's a tradition and I have to make it every year. It's basically polka-dotted. I'll post pics once it's carved and lit. I get picked on quite a bit for it, but I love it, so I don't listen. I'm thinking someday when I'm not around to carve it anymore it'll be missed, and someone else might decide to pick up the tradition and think of me when they do :).



Josh didn't want a pumpkin this year. Again. If they had a digital one that could simultaneously glow while tracking temperature changes and included a GPS feature that lists street names and could be bought at Circuit City or Best Buy then maybe, just maybe, he'd be into pumpkins.


Also, the kids spookified the topiary:




It looks really cool at night when it's lit up. Just some orange LED lights from Target, and some Dollar Tree spider web. I'm thinking of wrapping a black feather boa, and sprinkling some silver tinsel, around the base for added spookiness and shimmer on the night of Halloween. The only bad part of the kids putting spider webs all over the outdoor bushes is having to take them off. Not easy. Couldn't they make easy off webs? And sell them for a $1? :) The thing is...we're in FL...it's warm here(this year might be the exception, what is up with this weather???) and there are still real spiders crawling around. I wear gloves. And squeel in fear periodically because of a small crispy leaf or twig that somehow looks like a giant recluse spider in my eyes.

How're things at your place? Have you been done for a while? Or not even close, like me?

8 comments:

Jenny said...

Hope you don't mind but I tagged you for a 7 facts thingy on SouthernSavers.com I have come here before and love your shots of the FL sunsets.

HernandoLuxuryHomes said...

RE: the pumpkin...it also needs to have a pop-up screen and play dvd's...THEN I would most definitely be more interested. Until then, I'll just settle for watching Natalie polk her dots and helping the kids carve theirs :)

Natalie said...

Hi Jenny! Thanks for the tag...I love SouthernSavers...it helps me on a daily basis :) so thanks for that, too :)





Polk her dots...you kill me.

Debbie said...

I don't have a single fall/halloween decoration up. Will they take my kids away for this neglect?

Wep said...

I had my martha stewart moment, but it passed. LOVE the punkin though

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I just LOVE your witchy pumpkin with the polka dots. That is so fun! I'm afraid I haven't carved or painted anything this year. Just bought some of those fake jack-o-lanterns from Target that light up at night. {Hangs head and slinks away in shame...}

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Ooooooooo the white pumpkin is sooooo nice!! I love it! The stem...adorable! I'm so stealing that idea next year! lol

~melody~

jewelstreet said...

Great pumpkins! I love Martha Stewart pumpkins. She does such an amazing job with them. Have you seen how she makes ice cubes that look like someone is trapped in the punch bowl?! I want to have a party just to do that.