Halloween Season (Part V) ~ (2015 – 2016)

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.

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2015

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.

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2016

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.

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~ The End ~

Halloween Is Near!

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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!”

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I found this little witch in our local second hand store. A good find for Halloween. πŸ˜‰

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A Witch Brew Poem

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Witches Stew

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

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Cute Halloween Pinterest Ideas

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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.

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Halloween Season (Part III) ~ (2011 – 2012)

It’s “Halloween Season Monday”! This time, I post about the years 2011 & 2012. Sara was old enough to enjoy Halloween. And she loved to go to Trick-or-Treat with her sister.

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2011

Awww! In 2011 was one of my favorite Halloween Seasons of all time so far. Katelynn had a crush on “Marvin, the Martian” and wanted to marry him. That’s right. She loved this Looney Toon character so much, we had to get her a plush Marvin. She said, she wants to become an Astronaut and be the First Woman on Mars. Well, over the years her idea of flying to Mars has changed. But she still wants to be a Paleontogist, now. πŸ˜‰

Sara was the cutest little garden gnome, I’ve ever seen. It was her first Halloween, she could walk to the houses. But she still had a hard time to catch up with her older sister. Her little feet were not fast enough. So, she called Katelynn to wait for her: “Kaitin, Kaitin! I want to go T’ick-o’-T’eat with you!” Sara wasn’t scared of any monsters either. Since we always made a big fest out of Halloween, she must have thought it is normal.

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2012

Kevin, the girls and I went to a couple of fun events that season. Finally, we made it to “Boo at the Zoo” at the Fort Worth Zoo. The weather was perfect for some Trick-or-Treat time. And Sara had a Halloween Party at her daycare, where she could play a lot of games, had hot dogs, lemonade and cake. Once in a while, it’s fun to splurge. πŸ˜‰

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… to be continued next Monday, October 22, 2018 …

Halloween Season (Part II) ~ (2008 – 2010)

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It’s “Halloween Season” Monday, again. Today, I’ll blog about Katelynn helping me carving pumpkins, Sara’s First Halloween, and more visits at the pumpkin patch and the zoo.

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2008

Katelynn wanted to help me with the pumpkin carving. So, I’ve got her a little pumpkin she could play with and get the pumpkin guts out. She always loved to say: “We need to get all the pumpkin yikes out!” And then she played with the gooey inside of the pumpkin.

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2009

Sara was only twelve days old, when we celebrated Halloween in 2009. She was such a cute little Pumpkin. Katelynn wanted to help with the pumpkins again, while her little sister took a nap. Katelynn was very proud being a big sister. She really enjoyed taking Sara out for her first Trick-or-Treat. All bundled up we walked through the neighborhood and collected candy on this cool October night. The fresh air was good for the little munchkin.

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2010

Katelynn loves going to the pumpkin patch, because she can jump in the bounce house, go on hay rides and pick a pumpkin. Sara just enjoyed crawling around between the pumpkins. Every pumpkin had to be tested by giving it a good slap on top. We also went to the Pirate Days. Unfortunately “Boo at the Zoo” got rained out the day, we went to the Fort Worth Zoo. But it wasn’t the end of the world, either. The girls got out and had fun, anyway.

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… to be continued next Monday, October 15, 2018 …

Halloween Season (Part I) ~ (2003 – 2007)

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Hello, everyone! Since it is October I will post our past Halloween celebrations, every Monday. Over the years, a lot of photos have accumulated in my files. Last year I had “Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins”-Friday, where I introduced all the Jack-o-Lanterns I carved for the girls over the years. This year, it will be a little bit of everything. I will begin with 2003. This was the year, Katelynn was born and when she had her first Halloween.

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2003

This was Katelynn’s First Halloween. She was only 27 days old, when I carved the Kitty pumpkin for her. The story behind the pumpkin itself can be found here under this link:Β  https://underthepecantreephotography.com/2017/09/22/pumpkins-pumpkins-pumpkins-part-i/

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2004

Katelynn was at the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch for the first time. Oh, she had so much fun playing with the straw. Kevin and I had to fish it out of her clothes later, Because she was so busy throwing the straw in the air, it went everywhere. The next day, we dressed her up as a lamb. I made the costume myself. The head was a bit big for her. But she enjoyed going to Trick-or-Treat with it.

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2005

It was the first year, we celebrated Halloween at our new house. I made a DIY-Diddlina candy bag for all the goodies, we would receive from going to Trick-or-Treat. On theΒ  other hand, Katelynn was still little and a bit unsure, if she really liked this whole “Trick-or-Treat” thing. When we walked from door to door, she wasn’t very happy. Once she had some candy, it wasn’t near as bad anymore. But she did not like the door-to-door walk at all. A year later, this would be a whole other story. …

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2006

… This Halloween season was completely different from last year’s. Katelynn was excited to go to “Trick-or-Treat”. She knocked on the doors with a happy “T’ick-or-T’eeeeat”. Since she couldn’t pronounce the “r”, the neighbors thought she was adorable and gave her a lot of candy. After three houses we had to walk home to empty the bag, before we could go out there and get more candy. Oh my, so much candy and no melt downs anymore. πŸ˜‰

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2007

In 2007, Kevin had to go with Katelynn to Trick-or-Treat. I was still recovering from a knee injury and rather stayed at home. It was fun. Katelynn was dressed in her “Snow White” costume and received plenty of candy, while the neighbors and I were busy giving out candy. But I have to admit, I missed the door-to-door walk that year.

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… to be continued next Monday, October 8, 2018 …