Took Miss Anna and Tod’s folks to Binder Park’s Zoo Boo celebration last night. Perhaps all the free goodies that they passed out got the better of her tummy last night. Needless to say, she had a blast.
As did we.
Crouching Standing Tiger, Hidden Visible Dragon
- Current Location:BW 209/Office Hours
- Current Mood: silly
- Current Music:Naked City Theme
Getting our already creepy house decked out for Halloween. I pulled out all the skulls and stuff I have for a kind of Dr Jekyll/Victorian creepy look in the dining room. And yes, that is a real human skull.
The foyer was turned into a forest with the green lights on the ceiling and the branches brought in from outside. It didn't photograph well, but the effect is awesome at night. Dark, with just enough light to see. Tod called me "teh Gay" for changing out the cute Victorian prints of little girls with St. Bernards that are in our downstairs bathroom with stills from the movie "Cujo."
I took out Anna's first painting and replaced it with "redrum" done in red paint. Give me a break.
The rest are here:
- Current Location:1504 Greenwood
- Current Mood: scared
- Current Music:Monster Mash
I love Halloween...
no, really, I LOVE HALLOWEEN!
I have loved it since I was a kid, and I am passing my love of this Satanic/Celtic/Wiccan/Pagan Funfest on to Anna.
We will walk through Target and she'll point out a display and shout "HALLOWEEEEEEEEEEEEN!"
Last year, I didn't have a chance to properly outfit our house, which, according to many is scary enough without decoration (yeah, those Amityville windows make me shiver every time). Anna was just over a year, and getting into everything. It's a wonder we even decorated for Christmas (another Satanic/Celtic/Wiccan/Pagan Funfest ).
So, this year, I went all out. Went with a green theme, inspired by "Wicked" of course. We put green candles in the windows, and blinking creepy eyes in the dormer/Amityville windows. The eyes in the attic are traffic stoppers for sure. Great effect and perfect for our house.
Made a few bat trees for the urns and then lit the house with two massive green flood lights. You can see the green glow from a block or two away.
the house at dusk.
Creepy fun for sure.
I have some gravestones I made out of the leftover drywall from our attic, but I am waiting until closer to the holiday to put them out. We live right outside the hood, so tehy will go missing if they go out too early. It's a miracle that Anna's pumpkin is still on the front porch.
So, this is the unofficial/official Gay holiday.
What are YOU doing?
- Current Location:Haunted Mansion
- Current Mood: scared
- Current Music:Anything by Celine Dion
We dressed up as a chef (me) a waiter (Tod) and a lobster in a pot (Anna).
We pulled off the most original award at the party.
There weren't any toddler lobster costumes, so we took a large dog costume and adapted it for Anna.
- Current Location:49203
- Current Mood: mischievous
- Current Music:Rock Lobster