30 Kids, 4 Gallons, 9 Stitches

Date October 31, 2010

Dublin aggressively avoids trick or treating on Halloween and, instead, designates a non-weekend evening near Halloween as Beggars’ Night. This year, it was Thursday, October 28th. As we’ve done over the past couple of years, the ‘hood (and various other friends who are not in trick-or-treat-friendly neighborhoods) have gathered at our house for pizza to [...]

A Halloween Ham

Date October 22, 2009

Destined to be a rare series of photos, as there is ‘nary a trace of pink anywhere in this ensemble (Halloween-themed bow and shirt courtesy of J):

Another Saturday Night in the Driveway

Date October 19, 2009

The weather was too perfect to not have a fire in our driveway last Saturday. It was a small group — only three families — but it was a fun evening. The classic image of the evening was of four girls aged 5 and under all simultaneously roasting marshmallows: That led to some gooey mess [...]

A Crisp, Fall, Saturday Morning in the ‘Hood

Date October 11, 2009

I took a little walk on Saturday morning to check out the foliage in the area. And to, um, play with my camera. A little guy who posed for me The Smuirfield Golf “Club” (site of many a daytime and nighttime pitching outing) Walking/Bike Path Nearby Halloween Is in the Air 12th Hole at (the real) [...]

Halloween 2008 Preparations: Pumpkin Carving

Date October 27, 2008

On Sunday, Julie and Benton went shopping and brought back three pumpkins. We made a fire in the backyard and set to carving!   To view more photos of the experience (we’re talking 10 photos here — nothing too crazy, although the link will likely have some additional photos added after Halloween actually occurs), follow [...]

Halloween 2007 – A Recap

Date October 31, 2007

Halloween has finally arrived and a fun time was had by all. Last night, Benton worked to cut out his Jack O’Lantern – a bat on top of a pumpkin. Carson was pretty concerned about getting his carved, so we made it happen this morning before school. His is a bat. Here is what they [...]

Back in Ohio…but Barely at Home

Date October 28, 2007

I flew back from Austin late Friday night. From the airport in Columbus, I called to check in, and Julie said she was feeling very, very ill. Luckily, the kids had already gone to bed, so she was able to bundle up and crawl into bed herself. By the time I got home at 11:30, [...]

The Princess Ninja Wand

Date October 16, 2007

Ah….today was the day Carson had been waiting for ALL week. Last week, he decided on a ninja costume for Halloween and it got ordered. Everyday, starting with the day we placed the order, he asked if the costume was here. When I told him it was not here, he asked me to tell him [...]