“Fall Festival” (a.k.a. Halloween Carnival)

October 27, 2008

Apparently schools these days have to pretend that Halloween doesn’t exist to please religious parents, even while allowing haunted houses, jack o’lanterns, and costumed-kids galore to run amuck at the so-called Fall Festival.   Grrrr.   Let’s embrace our pagan heritage, people!  Don’t Americans have some sort of pagan heritage?  No?  Oh yes, I’m thinking of the Puritans.  I think I took a class on them once.  They were quite religious, weren’t they.  Whoops.

Anyway, cousin Calvin was kind enough to invite us to his school’s Halloween Carnival (THAT’S RIGHT!) yesterday, and we happily trailed along.  Moo is deeply infatuated with dear Calvin, following him from room to room and requiring constant updates on his status if he’s out of view for a moment. 

Moo couldn’t quite keep up with him at the Carnival, but she seemed content to stand around and let people admire her pumpkin costume.
















Calvin is “Calvin” from Calvin and Hobbes – CalvinCalvinCalvin.  So you see I had some inspiration for his pseudonym.  Moo doesn’t quite look so loving toward dear Calvin here, but it’s pretty hard to get an 8-year-old and an 18-month-old to both look cute at the same time.   Calvin won this round.










What are we looking at? I look like I just saw a butterfly alight on a tiger’s nose.  Whatever – what’s really important is how awesome I look in kittycat ears.  I wish I could wear those every day.
















Yes, she does have a little pumpkin to carry around.  It’s all about the accessories for me.  










Obligatory let’s-pose-on-a-hay-bale picture, hooray!


3 Responses to ““Fall Festival” (a.k.a. Halloween Carnival)”

  1. from the wings Says:

    God bless the cousin that lets you follow him around and hang on your every action even though you are a ‘little kid’

  2. Beth Says:

    too cute! looks like y’all are having lots of fun up there with Calvin & the rest of the clan. who else did you get to see? Mel & Dave, mayhaps?

  3. Wordslinger for Hire Says:

    Forgetting the whole pseudonym thing, I have been spending the last three days trying to figure out who Rolf, Calvin, and Liesl were.


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