Sunday, October 30, 2011


We had a pre Halloween gathering tonight...and had a great time.
As usual I didn't get many pictures because I was all wrapped up in what was going on and forgot to take pictures..but did manage to get a few.
It went sort of like this....
"So...Patient Husband...wanna carve a pumpkin?  Am I joking?  Well, no..not really.."
Little Emily said " I will if you pay me!" 
Grandson, Joey said "Grandma, don't make me laugh!"
And..the carv..!!!  What the heck?  NEVER, EVER, GIVE EIAN a knife!!  The POOR pumpkin...
We all watched in HORROR as Eian took after this poor shocked pumpkin? 
Can pumpkins be "shocked?"  *shrug*
...the end result!  YIKES!!

The entries are finished...

Daughter, Mary, began the voting...this one?
"Let's hear it for the vomiting pumpkin, urged Mary at the top of her lungs!!"

"OH now, come on!  Everyone vomits sometimes!"  Then Mary fell completely apart with laughter!

The prize?  Oh..well..we forgot about that..but a carmel apple for everybody..and brownies and ice cream...and a great mess time was had by everyone!

"Say G'night to Grandma Mona,  Emily!"
Happy Halloween, everyone!! 

P.S.  The party was actually given for Grandson Alex to celebrate a promotion.   Congratulations Alex!!! 


  1. Lots of fun and laughter, clocking up yet another happy family gathering! Loved your commentary :)

  2. Mona, what a talented family you have! The pumpkin with the face is so good (and spooky). Looks like everyone had a good time. I am about to start pumpkin carving myself, where is everyone when you need them? xxx

  3. Congratulations on your promotion Alex. Halloween being so close it was a good excuse for a get together.
    Scary pumpkins every where, they look so great.
    Family times are to be treasured.

  4. What fun it looks like you all had! I like all of the carvings by the way. Vomit one too!

  5. What a wonderful family party. It looks like everyone had a great time. I loved the pumpkins.

  6. Hi Mona! Congratulations to your grandson for his promotion and what a party! Love it that your family can gather and y'all just go to town! :)
    How nice everyone lives close to come to your house! I'm not jealous, nope not a bit! :)
    Rest up today! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Looks like everyone had a hoot of a time! Family parties are the best parties.

  8. Great party. Congratulations on the promotion.
    Your great granddaughter is adorable. Happy Halloween.

  9. I love those pumpkins, especially the vomiting one :-) :-)

    Have a great day!

  10. go guy. Great Job!!!

    What a fun family time ya'll had. Shoot, ya can't beat a punkin' punkin can ya??? Does life get any better than this?

    Little tired dark eyes stole my heart!

    God bless and have a booooootiful evenin' sweet Mona!!!

  11. Okay now I am sure I was born into the wrong family. Loved those apples. sandie

  12. No need to have a reason to party...looks like a fun time was had by all! I love the pumpkins. They all turned out great! Happy Halloween!

  13. Love your post. We always have the best moments with you, Grandma Mona!

  14. What a beautiful family you have Mona! Little Emily is just a beauty indeed!
    Congrats to your grandson on how promotion too!
    what a neat family get together, I enjoyed seeing this!

  15. I've never seen a vomiting pumpkin before. What an imagination! A great idea.
    Congratulations to Alex on his promotion. Looks like you all had such a good time.

  16. It was a great Halloween/Promotion celebration! We have so much fun!!

  17. Congrats Alex!!! YAY!!! Love the wee one, she's darling,Mona. Yikes! you all do some serious carving!
    Great party time, fun had by all.

    TY for asking Mona, surgery is this Friday & a week from Friday. I'll be ok after it is all done. Be glad to ahve it all behind me.

    I so appreciate hearing from you, you were missed. Hope your daughter is doing better, sweetie.

    Have a beautiful eve ~
    TTFN ~

  18. How cute all these pumpkins them all.
    Glad you had a good time...we did, too.

    Yes, I know sometimes it's hard to stay up with my postings. I post too much...every day about 4. I need to cut them back to just 3 a's just that I miss out on so many parties.:)

  19. I get the same way with forgetting to take pictures...but you got some great ones!

  20. Mona, what creative carvings on those pumpkins. We just returend from our road trip on Halloween and didn't do a pumpkin this year. All we wanted was our own bed after 4 weeks on the road!

  21. I LOVE Eian's pumpkin! It's appropriately creepy. 2nd place for me was Mr. Vomit. Great job guys!

    Thanks for posting Grandma. Had a great laugh.

  22. Your pumpkins are so funny, Mona, but I think the vomitting one is kinda gross, lol! You have a beautiful family and glad to see you all have fun together....Christine


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