Saturday, November 1, 2014
I truly enjoy Halloween. To me, besides the fourth of July, it’s the most fun holiday on the calendar, and I LOVE spending it with my family. They get a kick out of finding the perfect costumes, which makes Halloween even more fun. I carved my pumpkins this afternoon and found a heart inside this one. Who knew pumpkins have feelings, too? Well, they have seeds, anyway.
Making chili for an undetermined amount of spooky peeps. I always make chili. I started this tradition when my kids were little. We’d always eat chili before going trick or treating.
Halloween candy for an undetermined amount of spooks who may or may not come knocking at my door this wet, cold and windy Halloween night. [Actually, we had quite a few, even past nine thirty. I didn’t have much of this candy left by the time it was all over]
I carved two pumpkins this year.
I always carve a traditional jack o lantern face. I think it’s a law or something.
The past year or two, I’ve enjoyed stringing up orange lights. This year I added some purple.
Added some to the dining room, too, this year. Fun stuff.
Grandson Knox dressed up like Tow Mater in the Cars movie ~ one of his fave things right now.
Kimbrough peeps ~ Kerry, Knox and Kelly
Hubby Neil dressed up like the serial killer Dexter.
Would not be Halloween at the Ranft house without sister Jane and bro in law Don.
Kerry in his glo-stick glasses
Knox’s friend Addelyn came over to go trick or treating ~ she was dressed as Elsa from the movie Frozen [which it certainly felt like out there tonight]
They were ready to get out there and gather candy
Knox brought his wagon for the ride through the neighborhood
Trick or Treat!
Hand in hand
They got back to the house with buckets full of treats. Knox really enjoyed the Halloween experience this year.
Niece Julia was the cutest bunny I’ve ever seen [her sister Sarah made the costume for her]
Niece Sarah was decked out in pink braids and a dress that had bunnies and kittens and unicorns all over.
Granddaughter Shelby reminded me of Helen of Troy in her Greek goddess costume. [She and Julia froze to death trick or treating. There is snow in the forecast here tonight.]
Grandson Elijah was the Winter Soldier from Captain America
Friend of the family Anthony was just plain scary
Daughter Holly was a lovely purple haired witch
Chili for a chilly Halloween night
Daughter Kelly with her good friend Kelly and their kiddos
Shelby, Holly, Julia and Sarah
Shelby, Holly, Julia, Sarah, and good friend of the family, Katelyn who dressed up as a deer
Goddess and ghouls
Dexter with his bloody machete
Son in law Jerry dressed in camo and werewolf mask
He lives to scare people on Halloween and does a good job of it, too ~ set up his duck/deer blind in the front yard and frightened trick or treaters half to death when they came over to look inside. Boo!
“She looks like a deranged Easter Bunny,” was the quote of the evening when Julia got her hands of Dexter’s machete
Witchy Woman and a cup of hot apple cider
Bunny, goddess, deer ~ oh my
Hey, it’s me pigging out on candy corn. I had such a good time tonight with my Halloween peeps. Looking forward to doing it all over again next year!