Boo to you! This week's challenge was, appropriately, about Halloween. I enjoy most things Halloween-ie. I like Jack-O-Lanterns; bright orange and black; happy, cute ghosts and goblins; and kids in their costumes bursting with excitement and sugar. The scary haunted houses; overly frightening costumes; skulls and zombies; the "Dark Twisted" side of Halloween I try to avoid and ignore.
These feelings started young, as evidenced by this picture...
Here I am decked out in plastic and polyester, circa 1971. I was Goldilocks. I remember my mom making my costumes for a few years(after this one), but our family seems to be photographically challenged. I remember being a witch, but a pleasant one of course. Maybe I was that 2 years in a row or something, because I don't remember dressing up too much after that, and again, no pictures. Maybe my mom made an arbitrary decision that I was too old to dress up any more, I'm not sure.
We celebrated Halloween by decorating our house (think happy Jacks, pumpkins and cute black cats). We also hosted a pumpkin carving/painting party this past Saturday. Several families from our church joined in on the carving and painting fun.
Annelise decided to paint hers...
Most of the kids painted and left the carving to the grown ups.
The kids finished up their projects quickly so they could continue...
playing! It was so sweet to see the bigger kids watching out for and even playing with the little kids. They all had a blast together.
Once twilight hit, it was time for the pumpkins to glow.
Last night, before church, we did our 2 house trick-or-treating. Can you guess who Annelise was?
We also visited Pappo and loaded up on treats.
Dorothy and Snow White
Dorothy and Two Ferocious Lions. Roar!
Soon Dorothy's plastic pumpkin was filled to the brim, Toto was tired and Dorothy was wired, so it was time to head home. My Halloween SPT would not be complete without a picture of Dorothy and her Mama (Auntie Em?) together. There's no place like home!