|William punched out and carved this huge pumpkin all by himself - it was the talk of the night.|
|I carved Sarah's kitty and Jason's Angry Bird; Evie carved Puss and Boots all by herself - amazing job.|
This year's new additions were a spooky lady from Grand in Road, some talking busts on pedestals, and lighting that was added to the columns at the foot of the driveway (that I swear I almost hit EVERY YEAR - I am always so glad to see those put away!). Of course the only thing I got a picture of was the new lighting.
|Super Mario chasing Princess Peach through the foggy graveyard|
Things didn't come off without a hitch, as usual - there's always some problem behind-the-scenes that hopefully people don't notice in the big picture, but Matt's acutely aware of - one year fuses kept blowing with all the lighting and fog machines (that got fixed when we remodeled the bathroom & upgraded the electrical); the fog never seems to cooperate and ends up polluting the whole neighborhood, and even invaded the house until we got smart and moved the candy table to the driveway & kept all the windows shut: this year the thunder and lightning controller, after 4 years of working perfectly, decided not to this year (if you're local, did you miss it?) and the talking busts, which were tested MULTIPLE times, decided to keep strangely quiet Monday night. Irritating, that.
|Luigi didn't feel like wearing his mustache :)|
|Evie put together her kitty costume all by herself - she even had black gloves with pink felt paws sewn on.|
|The kids finally did us in.|