October 30, 2013

Pumpkin Fun

Today's post arrives on a Wednesday. I hope that doesn't lead you to think that tomorrow is Saturday...

I am introducing this confusing mix-up because tomorrow is Halloween and I want to write about pumpkins! 

My very favorite kind of pumpkin is the costume variety. I think all babies should be dressed up as pumpkins at least once in their lives. 

Photo credit: James Willcox
 Awww...just TOO adorable! Dogs make pretty cute pumpkins, too:

Photo credit: C Jill Reed
But at my house, there being neither babies nor dogs to dress up, we paint real pumpkins. One of the vegetables below was designed by the engineer, one by the artist, and one by the writer in the house. I'll let you guess whose is whose.

See? They're Betty Boop, a hot air balloon, and a poem.

Last year, I stopped trying to fight my klutziness and penchant for stick figures and instead repurposed Halloween as the World Literacy Project, decorating my pumpkin with the opening lines of "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes.

This year it's a different famous, slightly spooky poem (which I subjected my family to a reading of as I was writing it out in Sharpie). 10 points if you can guess the title and author! 

But though I'm greatly enjoying the World Literacy Project (and I hope the neighborhood kids will, too), there's nothing wrong with stick figures. In fact, they can even make pretty cute costumes. Get a good laugh out of this one, and enjoy tomorrow!


  1. The stick figure baby is so funny & so creative!! Love it! And your Raven pumpkin is awesome :D

    1. Why thank you :) And yes, that baby is just too cute...I love the parents' snickers in the background!

  2. Absolutely LOVE the little pumpkin costume. Too Cute!

    1. I know, right? He doesn't look very happy, but he sure is huggable!