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Ingredients for a Scarylicious Halloween

Today is Halloween.  All the pancreases the country over, in particular those encased inside younger bodies, are cowering in fear.  All that sugar, aiiieeeeee.  If they could run away screaming, they would.  As it is they are hiding behind the stomachs, clutching their blankies and whimpering.

But Halloween is so much more than candy.  Here I have listed a few of the wonderful ingredients we have included in our Halloween this year, to make it extra special.

1.  Obsessive sewing of spooky Halloween dolls.
I bought the book Zombie Felties and have been having fun sewing patterns from that book and making some of my own.

I bought the book Zombie Felties and have been having fun sewing patterns from that book and making some of my own.  I modified their zombies into a zombie doctor, librarian, and bride and groom.

2.  A visit to Legoland, even though the kids are little old for Brick or Treat.

Legoland.Halloween

3.  Creepy yard decorations.
Our front yard was invaded by crabgrass, and I dug it all up. Just in time to put up a spooky graveyard. Always be careful to leave a plate out for the zombies, so they don't eat you. Or any stray kids.

Our front yard was invaded by crabgrass, so I dug it all up. Just in time to put up a spooky graveyard. Always be careful to leave a plate out for the zombies, so they don’t eat you. Or any stray kids.

4.  A mini graveyard.
You can't have too many graveyards on your property for Halloween.

You can’t have too many graveyards on your property for Halloween.

5.  An amazing mini haunted house.
I made this tiny haunted house out of two fruit boxes, a little wooden house that I spray painted, small figurines, coffins, and pumpkins, and votive candles. Yes, more mini stuff.  I like little things. See two of my other posts for more little things! (https://shibumo.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/turning-an-antique-printers-drawer-into-a-shelf-of-tiny-wonders/ and https://shibumo.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/microworlds/)

I made this tiny haunted house out of two fruit boxes, a little wooden house that I spray painted, small figurines, coffins, and pumpkins, and votive candles. Yes, more mini stuff. I like little things. See two of my other posts for more little things! Turning an Antique Printer’s Drawer into a Tiny Shelf of Wonders and Microworlds.

6.  Costumed kids.
The kids are older this year, so no more pirates or fairies. The kids went anime this year. Sam is Edward Elric from Full Metal Alchemist and Emma is Road Kamelot from D. Gray Man. I also got to dress Trevor as the Director of the Centers for Disease Control. He is covered in giant germs, including, of course, ebola. Down in the bottom corner we have Sam again, J.D. as Roy Mustang from Full Metal Alchemist, and I am wearing a tee shirt I made with Izuma Curtis, the housewife.

The kids are older this year, so no more pirates or fairies. The kids went anime this year. Sam is Edward Elric from Full Metal Alchemist and Emma is Road Kamelot from D. Gray Man. I also got to dress Trevor as the Director of the Centers for Disease Control. He is covered in giant germs, including, of course, ebola. Down in the bottom corner we have Sam again, J.D. as Roy Mustang from Full Metal Alchemist, and I am wearing a tee shirt I made with Izumi Curtis on it.

7.  Finally, of course, Pumpkins, the orange heart of Halloween.
Pumpkin fun

Kids are never too old for a pumpkin patch, or for carving pumpkins. Emma paints one of hers every year, it was particularly evil looking this year!

In a few hours we will be heading out for the annual ritual of trading the candy I bought for the candy that our neighbors bought.  We will check out the Kalal’s haunted house down the street, and will go around the corner to see how insane the crazy people who rent out a storage unit to store all of their decorations have gotten this year in doing up their house and yard.  HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL!!!

p.s.  Be kind to your pancreas.  Put down the Tootsie roll.  10 is enough.

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San Diego Halloween – 2013

Halloween 2013

“Mom, how many days left until Halloween?”

I don’t know how many times I have answered that question over the past two weeks.  My daughter Emma has been very excited about Halloween.  The candy.  Her vampire costume.  Running around at night.  Well, the countdown is over, along with Halloween.  At least until next year!

Check out the photos of our night of trick or treating in Tierrasanta.  We got together a gang of kids and went up and down and around our street.  We stopped at the Haunted House that Doug puts up at the end of our street.  We stared in amazement, as we do every year, at the Crazy House around the corner.  The kids are old enough that the adults get to chat and catch up, while the kids collect their candy.  They are even old enough now not to whine at how heavy their bags are!  Ahh, these truly are the salad days.  M+M and Laffy Taffy salad that is!

BOOOOOOOOOO!

Emma and Sam in our traditional "Sit in front of the door picture" that always starts out our night.

Emma and Sam in our traditional “Sit in front of the door picture” that always starts out our night.

Gang in our graveyard.

Gang in our graveyard.

Kids with our neighbors

Kids with our neighbors

Annie and Zoraida dressed up as Tony and Rich.  Complete with disguised cocktail.  "What this?  This is just a big, wholesome glass of pure water."

Annie and Zoraida dressed up as Tony and Rich. Complete with disguised cocktail. “What this? This is just a big, wholesome glass of pure water.”

Mo and Leslie at the door of the Haunted House!

Mo and Leslie at the door of the Haunted House!

Rat having dinner.  Funny, Doug didn't offer US dismembered limb, all we got was candy.

Rat having dinner. Funny, Doug didn’t offer US dismembered limb.  All we got was candy.

Annie tries to resuscitate the guy in the coffin.  She said this ALWAYS works with Tony.

Annie tries to resuscitate the guy in the coffin. She said this ALWAYS works with Tony.

Kids inside the Haunted House.  Dropping spiders, and shaking trees, and grabbing hands, OH MY!

Kids inside the Haunted House. Dropping spiders, and shaking trees, and grabbing hands, OH MY!

Emma wrote this caption.  "Here I am rising from my grave to get my revenge on those who are still living."

Emma wrote this caption. “Here I am rising from my grave to get my revenge on those who are still living.”

Half of our gang departs, off to chocolatey-er pastures.

Half of our gang departs, off to chocolatey-er pastures.

...while we head around the corner to the Crazy House.  These people LOVE Halloween, and their decorations are beyond belief.

…while we head around the corner to the Crazy House. These people LOVE Halloween, and their decorations are beyond belief.

Before we head in Blake tries to kill J.D.  All the decorations must be getting to him.

Before we head in Blake tries to kill J.D. All the decorations must be getting to him.

Crazy House.3

Bloody werewolf and hanging pirate ghost.

Werewolves and zombie babies.

Werewolves and zombie babies.

Just hanging out at the Crazy House.

Just hanging out at the Crazy House.

Gal pals and psycho killer guy.

Gal pals and psycho killer guy.

Tired, thirsty, heavy bags of candy.  Our work here is done...

Tired, thirsty, heavy bags of candy. Our work here is done…

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