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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!

I spotted this amazing pumpkin while walking around my neighborhood this week:
even in Chicago
(Yes, we lost last night.  Yes, I'm sad.  I'm trying to be happy we even made it to the world series considering all our injuries, etc.  As is the cardinal way, it was not one standout person.  The team got us there.  Now begins my three least favorite months of the year... until spring training.)

Here's the one I carved:  (before I chopped it up, cooked it, and added it to chili.  Yes, pumpkins are actually food.)

And how cute is this!  Clearly this is my favorite Halloween costume.  
Look at that face!  'Come on, Dad.'
I talked to my brother on the phone Saturday (before their neighborhood Halloween party) and he said they kept putting the mask on Charlie so he would get used to it.  I said, "Training for your Halloween costume at 2."

Then Sunday he sent us these pictures and I could. not. stop. laughing!  My sister was sitting next to me and kept asking me to show her, but I just couldn't stop.  I'd start to hand it to her and take another look and burst out laughing again.

(A despicable me minion.  No, I've never seen the movie, but he has to be the cutest.)

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