Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Halloween At Our House

Since we're too old to go trick or treating, we enjoy Halloween by resurrecting our pumpkins, spiders, and witches from storage in the basement. We place them where we spend most of our time, that is, in the kitchen and family room.

When we unpacked this colorful pumpkin-head, he used his sport shoes to run and jump up on this mini bale of hay. He's perfectly content to watch our activities from his perch atop the scratchy hay.

I warned this guy, "One too many caws out of you and I'll fold you up and stash you away." I don't know what he does while we're gone but I haven't heard so much as a peep out of him.

I adore my witch trio. Their colors, expressions and antics make me smile. Their skinny arms are bendable. (Don't tell anyone that I got them at the Dollar Tree).

In the evening, we light a candle behind this decorative pumpkin and enjoy the glow that shines through the moon and star shaped openings. Help yourself to some corn candy.

I hesitate before I reach for the remote these days. In fact, I haven't watched TV since we let him loose. He's definitely a control freak!

This funny fellow bounces up and down gleefully when I bump him as I walk by.
Do you decorate, dress-up and go out, eat lots of candy or do something unspeakable, like smashing pumpkins, to celebrate Halloween?


Anonymous said...

The witch trio made me smile too.

They told me they are brewing up a sleeping potion for the 8 legged control freak. They're afraid you won't turn on Charlie Brown's Great Pumpkin Story if you can't get your remote back.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot, they'll be needing some frog lips and asked if you would add it to your grocery list.

We set up our small little Halloween town every year. Halloween morning we carve the pumpkin, bake goodies and roast pumpkin seeds.

Gullible said...

Cool post, Shaddy. Love your decorations. And, I wouldn't watch TV either with that creature lingering near the remote!

Shokoofeh said...

Oh Shaddy those are so cute! :)

Shaddy said...

darksculptures: I always have a jar of frog lips in the refrigerator so I'm ready whenever "they" want to make up the potion. Frog lips are so tasty though; I hate to give one up.

Gully: He won't be there for long with darksculptures planning his demise.

Shokoofeh: I'm glad you enjoyed them.


I think the raven/crow wanted to be a Batman?!

Sarah said...

So cute!! Boy you guys sure are festive :) I love the pumpkin guy


Shaddy said...

Lenore: Say what?!!

Sarie: Jared's birthday is October 19th. When he was growing up, it was fun decorating the house with Halloween stuff for his birthday party. Now I'm hooked on the fun of it.

Annie said...

Haven't done much at home, but at work now have a spiderweb with spiders above my desk and a bone shattering motion detector for when clients walk in the door. Also put out some candy for my co-workers. Love the witchy trio and what a great find!

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