First it looked very bleak for Trick-or-Treat. But when I picked up Katelynn from school, she mentioned something about “Trunk-or-Treat” in her school gym. “… Maybe Sara would be interested in it, since it rains”, she said. Kevin went with the girls, and Katelynn’s friend to the High School. And when it stopped raining, they went Trick-or-Treating in the neighborhood. My job was to get the pizza in the oven and give out candy.
Since Luis barks too much, I had him in the backyard. But somehow he managed to open the patio door and came back in. He was in, but Lexi and the cats were out. Luis ended up in Sara’s room; Lexi came back in; Joshua spent some time in the garage; and Chewbacca kept checking out the backyard, until he got tired of getting “rained on” from the trees.
“Ranger” in front of the Halloween tree.
This year’s Jack-o-Lanterns
Tonight I checked my decoration and lights, before the big day tomorrow. On Halloween, it suppose to rain all day. I don’t know, if we can go to Trick-or-Treat. But we have a Plan B, in case that part falls in the water. I will spend most of the day, carving pumpkins and cooking a good Vegetable Beef Soup. Who knows, maybe I get a little fire going in the fire place.
Skull & Lights
Spooky ghosts fly across the wall.
Today is the last “Halloween Season Monday”. Since I blogged last year, I don’t need to include 2017. If you like to take a look, just click on October 2017 in my Archives list.
Katelynn and Sara celebrated Halloween as a Pirate and a Witch. The neighbors were asking, if they can take the girls to “Trick-or-Treat” with them, since their girls said it would be more fun with more people. They all went to Deerfield in Plano, while Kevin and I stayed to give out candy at home. It was a quiet Halloween for sure. We had only a few kids.
Halloween Decor at our front entrance in 2015
The Graveyard I
Jack Sparrow and the Flying Dutchman (2015)
The Graveyard II
Sara as a lil’ Witch; Katelynn as a Pirate
The foggy Graveyard
In 2016, we went to quite a few events with the kids: Fall Festival at a local nursery, pumpkin farm, 5K Pumpkin Run at Joe Pool Lake, State Fair of Texas, etc. Our October was very busy.
Sara decorates her pumpkin with seeds and stickers.
This pumpkin could make a witch jealous. 😀 😉
I love this photo! Sara looks so adorable. ❤
Sara plays ‘Candy Corn Bowling’.
Katelynn shows Sara how easy it is to feed the livestock.
The girls enjoy the hayride.
Sara overcame her fear and fed goats of all sizes.
“On The Fence” Pumpkin 2016
Katelynn and Sara are ready to go to “Trick-or-Treat”.
Katelynn’s Pumpkin 2016
Sara’s Pumpkin 2016
The spell speaking witch
Happy Friday 13th!
~ The End ~
The little witch cackles: “Halloween is near! Six more days, until all the little ghosts, goblins, and witches will roam the streets and look for some candy and treats. Until then, I keep this pumpkin glowing with pumpkin-spiced candles. Happy Halloween, everyone!”
I found this little witch in our local second hand store. A good find for Halloween. 😉
Kevin and I had the Halloween decoration up, since September 30th. The last couple of weekends we’ve got rained out, so we couldn’t finish setting the lights up. But we finally could do it today. I’m so happy the lights are done. On Halloween, we get the witch out.
After all the rain, the rest of the Halloween lights are up finally this weekend.
Witch Brew 2008
The witch added some eyeballs to her brew. (2011)
Bubble, blubber, squirm and gloop,
Boiling broth of bat’s tail soup.
Wobble, slobber, liquid goo,
Add the sole of one old shoe.
Spooky shadows dance around,
Of frogs and rats and snarling hounds.
Steam swirls rising to the roof,
Add one small ear and one old tooth.
Gnarly, scratchy, tickle and itch,
Stir round and round to make it rich.
Mushy, sticky, sizzle and stew,
They’re making mischief just for you
by Gareth Lancaster
Over the years, I found some very cute and easy-DIY ideas on Pinterest. I’ve got the materials and took the time to do it myself. It is cheaper and fun to create. Not to forget to mention, not everyone has the same old Halloween decor in the yard, in a window, or on a shelf.
- Katelynn always wanted a Pet Ghost in a jar. So I made her one with a big cotton swab, phosphor colored spray, mini pom-pom, a glass jar, black paint, a print out I found on a website, and a flameless candle.
- The cat and the witch, I printed out on a regular 8″x11″ paper, went to my former company, and let it print out on a bigger scale. I glued them on black craft paper. This way, the light didn’t shine through. The rats I did the same way, without printing them on a bigger scale.
- The Mummy lantern is simply made from some medical gauze and googly eyes; the Jack-o-Lantern jar is painted, and decorated with a printout silhouette.
DIY Pet Ghost (2014)
Mummy & Pumpkin Lanterns (2014)
Halloween Window Silhouettes (2014)