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Happy Halloween! October 31, 2010

Posted by wintersetruss in Family, Humor, Nature Shit.

  This is my first attempt at artistic pumpkin carving.  My wrists are still aching from all that cutting.

Good Grief!

For the trick or treating this year, we had to learn how to control the mighty Mosasaurus.  He’s a carnivorous creature who has a sweet tooth for candy.  Especially suckers, which can do double duty – as tasty candy AND decorative adornments to the living room couch.

  Note the Batman stash bucket, which will probably be retired after this year due to excessive wear (we used plenty of tape to make it last one more year).  Here’s a rearview of the dreaded beast, to help identify him in case you’re a resident of Tokyo who survives his rampage.

I’ve been working on his “dinosaur roar”, but unfortunately, the answer to “What does a dinosaur say?” and “What does a bear say?” are pretty much the same thing.


1. BrewFan - October 31, 2010

That is an awesome trick-or-treater!

2. Russ from Winterset - October 31, 2010

Moses just now saw the picture with Grandpa on the computer screen, and he lit up and said “My dinosaur costume!”. Then he went into the living room, got his dinosaur gloves & gave me a “dinosaur high five”.

3. Cathy - October 31, 2010

Awwwwww! So sweet. Did somebody make the costume for Moses?

4. Russ from Winterset - October 31, 2010

Janis made it herself. We were a little worried that he wasn’t going to put it on because she had a heck of a time with him during fitting, but on Beggars Night, he was a trooper and hopped right in to the suit.

5. Retired Geezer - October 31, 2010

Did somebody make the costume for Moses?

It’s the same one that Russ wore last year… The Lovely Janis, just took it in a bit.

6. Michael - October 31, 2010

Aw man, I still remember when he was a big bulge on Janis’ belly at the first Texas Moron Meetup, and then we were sweating it out when he was a premie.

Now he’s a frickin’ monster and a threat to Tokyo.

7. lauraw - October 31, 2010

How time flies.

Russ, a kid that cute should be selling cereal! He’s adorable, kudos to you and the missus.

8. The Lovely Janis - October 31, 2010

Now that’s an idea for next year — matching costumes for Dad and Mo and I will stay home and hand out candy!!!

The residents at the nursing home (they set up the residents with treats and the kids walk the halls) we went to got a kick out of his ROAR. He was such a good little dino to roar, say Happy Halloween and Thank you to each resident. They loved it!!

His Batman bucket had to be emptied twice cause it got to heavy. I think it will last a few more years with some TLC. Have to pay homage to Michael.

9. Mitchell - October 31, 2010

That’s a fine pumpkin and a great little dinosaur there Russ! Happy Halloween everybody!

10. wamk - October 31, 2010

Try using your Dremel tool next year to carve your pumpkin. I’ve been using mine for years, and it gets the job done quick. Easier to make those tough cuts, too..

11. Mitchell - October 31, 2010

^What wamk said if all you have is a knife. I did two pumpkins this year and the first one I did almost entirely with the Dremel. It worked pretty well but the second one went faster using wood carving knives and gouges to rough it out and then using the Dremel to finish it out.

12. Cathy - November 1, 2010

Meant to say earlier that I like the Charlie Brown Pumpkin. Good going, Russ.

And Janis did a great job on the costume.

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