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Happy Halloween!

Wishing all my readers a safe and happy Halloween!
(This pumpkin is one of the many fall decorations at the Dallas Arboretum)


2012/305: Happy Halloween

…and happy haunting!

Can you spot Harry Potter? 😉

Look both ways before you haunt across the street!

2011/304: Happy Halloween!

Seems the trees in our front yard have become the home of a few ghosts…

Oh-oh, this one noticed that I was taking pictures… should I be scared?

2011/293: October Photo Hunt

This post is for Karen’s October Photo Hunt. The theme? Idioms.
I wasn’t sure how to tackle it, so I took it literally (can’t wait to see what her other participants came up with). And thank goodness for the link with the list of idioms, Karen posted, because I probably only would have been able to come up with one. Maybe two. Requirement was three photos, and I got… well, let’s just say I made up for all the photo hunts I didn’t participate in. I’m getting extra points, right? 😉
OK, here goes…

Come rain or shine

Don’t count your chickens before they hatch

She’s got a chip on her shoulder (and it’s a PITA, too!)

On the fence

X marks the spot (in this case, a coffee spot on my kitchen counter. Texture added to make it look less boring)

Let the cat out of the bag (or don’t)

Wear your heart on your sleeve

Tying the knot (although it looks like this knot has already been tied!)

That’s how the cookie crumbles (can you think of a better excuse reason to buy cookies than for a little photo shoot?)

On pins and needles (ouch! Glad I didn’t have to be the model for this one!)

The last straw (and also the last idiom photo hunt picture)

Bonus: “Show me Halloween!” Thank goodness this didn’t have to have anything to do with idioms, because I searched and searched, and couldn’t find a single one! So here’s two of the cute scary little ghosts, that are haunting our trees.

This was fun!! And if anyone wants to participate, there’s still time. Due date is Oct. 31, 2011!

2010/304: Trick Or Treat!

Happy Halloween!
My facebook friends can see more Halloween pictures there 🙂

2010/303: Witch

Cutest witch I’ve ever seen 😉
She picked the costume, and then said “too bad I can’t have red lips like the girl on the picture” and of course I told her that I would let her put on lipstick if she let me take some pictures! It worked, and she even cooperated (for the most part). I just wish her head was tilted down just a tiny bit more so her hat completely covered her left eye.

2010/301: Boo!

2009/305: Minnie And The Vampire

They got to go Trick-or-Treating… three times!… since they more or less co-operated for pictures.
Friday night was our town’s downtown trick-or-treat and they got tons of candy! I had to carry Sara’s bag home for her because it got too heavy for her. Threw most of the crap candy away and kept the chocolate for the kids and some other things for me and Greg. (Melissa is getting braces soon and has spacers right now, and Sara has stainless steel caps on some of her teeth, so they can’t have gum and other sticky candy anymore).
Then Saturday afternoon was the Fall Carnival at Sara’s school, and Saturday evening some friends invited us to Trunk-or-Treat at their church. Believe it or not, I actually left the camera at home all three times! Just took a few pictures before we left.

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Messed up the settings (aka wasn’t paying attention to my settings) on this one and had to convert because it was overexposed. It’s an outtake, but it’s a keeper!
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2009/304: Happy Halloween!

Wishing everyone a safe and fun Halloween!
Sara wanted to wear her Minnie Mouse costume from last year (and the year before) again, and Melissa will be a vampire. Hopefully they will cooperate and let me take some pictures in their costumes! But I have the perfect blackmail material…. “no pictures, no candy!!” Right?
These are the pumpkins they painted. Sara went on a class field trip to the pumpkin patch a couple of weeks ago and got to pick out a small pumpkin to take home.

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The Treats

The goodies, the kids got trick-or-treating… minus what they threw away because they didn’t like it, and what they already ate.  This is from two nights of trick-or-treating, a fall carnival, and a few goodies from school. If I spread all this out on a single layer, it would cover almost the entire dining table! I think we’re set until next Halloween (and then some!!). One place at the downtown trick-or-treat gave out piggy car banks. They had several different ones and the kids got to choose the one they wanted. Best treat in my book! The pencils that were made out of old recycled newspaper were pretty good, too.

They didn’t get all treats, though. One of the shoe stores at the mall gave out shoe laces and shoe horns.  I would consider that a trick.



Happy Halloween!

We went to the annual downtown trick-or-treat yesterday, where the merchants set up tables outside and hand out candy. There’s always bounce houses (which we skipped) and live music, too. It’s always a lot of fun, and in the short time (about 1/2 hour) we were there, the kids got enough candy to last them a looong time! Tonight we’re heading to the mall for some trick-or-treat fun.

The local beauty queen 😉

Melissa’s little kitty, that she made a costume for. See the peg leg?


Sara’s school had a fall carnival on Saturday, with games and activities in the classrooms; food, a costume contest and a pumpkin carving contest in the cafeteria; a silent auction in the library; and bounce houses outside. The kids come in their Halloween costumes and get to win candy and prizes.

Melissa was on a school field trip to Six Flags, and we took Sara to the fall carnival after her soccer game. She had such a great time! We bought $10 worth of tickets and she got to spend most of them on games and activities. The rest were spent on a slice of pizza, popcorn and a drink in the cafeteria.

Here’s my little Minnie Mouse, ready to head over to her school… and not very happy about mom wasting time with her annoying picture taking.

One of the classrooms was doing some little Halloween crafts and Sara made a ghost (with a little help from mommy). As you can see, she also spent some tickets on face painting and a tattoo.