10.29.2008

Happy Halloween

When the kids were younger Halloween was a major event. We carved pumpkins, played spooky music and decorated the front porch. A lot of thought went into deciding what customs to create. Halloween shows played on TV the week building up to the big day. We loved to watch "Home Improvement" with Tim the Toolman Taylor and "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown". Don and I took turns touring the neighbourhood Trick or Treating and staying home to hand out candy.

Now that the kids are teens it's scaled down. This year Nicole is babysitting and taking those kids out Trick or Treating. Ryan hands out the candy. I decorate with sugar pumpkins so we can use them for baking instead of carving. Halloween shows have been playing on our tv all week - that hasn't changed.


How precious were they?! That was one of the years we made costumes from boxes. Ryan was a robot and Nicole wanted to be a present. A bigger present then a robot. She couldn't get herself up stairs with the box down past her knees so we'd scooped her up and deposit her on everyone's porches.

This year I'll be knitting, surfing Ravelry and visiting my favourite blogs. I've had a busy few weeks around here and I'm looking forward to spending more time at home and knitting. I might even get caught up some on the laundry and chores. Happy Halloween from our house to yours.

6 comments:

amanda said...

We've scaled down our Halloween celebrations this year too! For years we did the graveyard in the garden thing and had all the kids in the street round to party. This year we're away for a few days in the caravan. I'm really looking forward to the change!

Have a very spooky Halloween!

Philigry said...

oh my gosh, they are so cute! what a great idea for costumes!

Mr Puffy said...

What amazing costumes!!! My mother is English and never quite got into the spirt of Halloween. As a result, our costumes were a bit last minute and escentric....such as the year we were sent out as "bathing beauties" wearing simply a towel, flip flops and shower caps!

wooly wumpus said...

The kids are adorable! I love hearing about your holidays. Hope you are able to find some time for yourself this Halloween. BOO!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Those costumes are adorable!! So creative.

a friend to knit with said...

oh! such sweeties in their costumes.

i too remember making costumes. these days we dig through the costume box. making up whatever we can. trying not to buy anything to add............
so sad how fast it all goes.

happy halloween to you all!!

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