Tuesday, October 21, 2008

We're Going on a Ghost Hunt...

We were a little behind getting our Halloween decorations out this year, but we finally managed to get things in order this weekend. Halloween is Ryan's favorite holiday by far so he has been begging me to get the house decorated since the end of August. The sad thing is, some of our neighbors have had Halloween decorations out almost that long! Anyway, not my thing.

So we pulled out the talking monsters, vampire, ghosts, spiders, pumpkins and spider webs and got to work. The ghosts floating in our trees out front make an appearance every year. Ryan and I made the fabric ghosts three years ago now. He decorated their faces by himself so it is always fun to get those out and look at them.

And if the ghosts don't frighten all of the neighborhood children away, this scary vampire should do it peaking around the tree. Actually I am more afraid of kids deciding to karate chop him down for fun. And by kids I mean Ryan.

Now we still have to spookify the inside of our house, but I figure that can wait until maybe next weekend before we celebrate Halloween Friday night. Is anyone having a Halloween party? Last year I threw a big bash for the neighborhood kids before the actual Halloween night so I've still got loads of games, decorations and recipes (including the infamous brains paté, um mm, yum, yum.) I even had the adults grossed out!

This year I am thinking...more like pondering...inviting kids and their chaperones over after trick-or-treating for cider, treats, and games. I'm just not sure I'm up for it or not. I guess next week will tell but of course I have to get invites done, etc, etc. Needless to say, you'll find out next week!


Anonymous said...

Wow...do you remember before the kids when all you had to worry about was where to put the adult beverages? And talking Michael into going to the rental place? We had fun that year, Marilyn! And I think I still have the pictures of me and you carving pumpkins after Ryan went to sleep.

Jamey said...

You know what? I've still got the photos also. I think we pulled them out to show a neighbor our crazy Halloween party. However, carving the pumpkin...Ryan was right there next to us in his highchair. He was so little! Remember, he was worn out after a long day at the outlet mall! I miss you!

Anonymous said...

I miss you too..more than you could possibly know! I mean, how would you know as I only communicate via your blog. Just know that it isn't that I don't think of you! The corporate merry-go-round is kind of tought right now :) We need a wine goddess night...soon!