Thursday, October 21, 2010


this is one of our favorite jack o'lanterns
that we put out every year

October is one of my favorite months. The crisp in the air, apple cider, the way the leaves start to change bright orange & red and.... HALLOWEEN! I love Halloween! Goblins, ghosts, witches and skeletons! Watching It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on tv and seeing all the orange and black everywhere - it all makes me so happy. Since I was little, there are a few Halloween songs that pop into my brain at this time of year, every year. The first one goes something like this:

Jack O'Lantern, Jack O'Lantern big and yellow
Jack O'Lantern, Jack O'Lantern funny fellow
shining in the night
with your candle bright
scaring all the witches with your "BOO! BOO! BOO!"

It's silly, but every time I see a Jack O'Lantern, that's what's going through my head! I'm not sure what grade I learned that song in. What I do know is that I'm pretty sure whoever taught it to me probably doesn't know that it's stuck with me all these years. Here's another one that seems to find it's way into my brain:

It's Halloween! It's Halloween!
It's time for treats! It's time for screams!
(and then you add your very own maniacal laughter here)

Curcurbita 1, by Jimmy Pickering

Check out this super cool Curcurbita that my friend Jimmy made! Isn't it awesome? Made out of sculpy, this little guy is approximately 3 inches high and 2.5 inches wide. Crazy cool! I wish I had been fast enough to snatch this off his store!

The last song that I always think of is probably my favorite because it was always so fun to sing. It's kind of a surprise song. By that, what I mean is that you sing it really quietly until you get to the "BOO!" at the end, which you sing loudly. It goes like this:

There was an old woman all skin and bones. Ooo-oo-oo-oo!
She lived down by the old graveyard. Ooo-oo-oo-oo!
One night she thought she'd take a walk. Ooo-oo-oo-oo!
She walked down by the old graveyard. Ooo-oo-oo-oo!
She saw the bones all laying around. Ooo-oo-oo-oo!
She went to the closet to get a broom. Ooo-oo-oo-oo!
She opened the door and BOO!

Hooo hooo hahaha! 10 more days 'til Halloween!

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