The kiddies are gone, the candles in the pumpkins burnt out, and soon the copious amounts of fake spider webs outside will have to come down, too. My husband is in the kitchen grinding up pumpkin innards to feed the worms in our worm bin. Those worms churn out excellent, nutrient-rich fertilizer, but that is another post. There's pumpkin in the oven roasting away so that I can put up some pumpkin puree for baking. Next up are the seeds. My little ghoul can't wait for 'yummy punkin seeds' and she said she 'likes to crack them with my teeth'.
We live right across from a school, and were planning on going to Trunk or Treat. Somehow we missed it this year, so we meandered through the neighborhood. The little ghoul was terrified when the houses had any spiders, witches, or 'scarrrrrry' decorations. She had insisted on wearing shoes that were too big and clip clopped on the sidewalk. After a few tumbles because of the big shoes, we eventually took them off and let her walk around barefoot. Here in California, it was still a warm 70* last night, so she was fine with bare tootsies. I can hardly wait for next year!