Last Tuesday we met our friends Stephen and Janet (how stoked are you that we have friends over here?!?!?!) to carve pumpkins at our house.
It took us a while to pick out the perfect pumpkin among all the truly gnarly ones.
Janet and Stephen
Ben wanted to carve Bert on our pumpkin, so I pulled up a pic on the iPhone and started drawing!
They decided to go with a traditonal scary jack-o-lantern
We spent Friday night going out to a Haunted Woods nearby, where cameras weren't allowed. But it was decent, for Bethlehem, NC! I was appropriately spooked without being overwhelmingly terrified.
My strategy to survive haunted houses:
- Be in the group with children. Actors always go for the kids.
- Look the actors in the eye and laugh when you want to scream. They mostly go for the ones they can see are scared.
- Stay on the heels of the person in front of you. That way you're prepared for what's coming up after you hear them scream.
- Have someone behind you. Then the actors can't sneak up from behind you (that's the worst.)
- Go with someone who doesn't mind you squeezing their hand. Just squeeze when you feel scared, and use them as a shield!
That night we continued the celebration by watching A Haunting in Conneticut. It was scary. Afterward Ben and I looked at each other and said, "WHY DID WE DO THAT?!?!"