A Tribute to Tim Burton
Some years my son and I intentionally coordinate our Halloween costumes. Like when we were Mario & Luigi. Or Squid & Frog. Or Inspector Clouseau and the Pink Panther. This year we opted for costumes from different fictional universes, but created by the same person. Tim Burton. My son perfected his Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas while I tried to pull off Lydia (played by Winona Ryder) in Beetlejuice.
We also hosted our annual pumpkin carving party the weekend before Halloween. Lucked out with gorgeous weather so we were able to enjoy the backyard firepit, while keeping most of the mess outside. Some friends brought turnips to carve (which is traditional) in addition to pumpkin and they turned out really well. I’ll have to remember that for next year.