We had our little Fall celebration yesterday and broke out all the Halloween decorations. We usually do this on the last day of September, but Tuesday night is game night, and that makes for a late evening so we postponed it. It worked out great because the kids had a half day of school and could help decorate.
Hello Mr. Skeleton and company! You will see more of this dude in the coming days.
The dogs were not too impressed. Eeyore says “(insert Eeyore flat affect inflection) What’s this on my baaack? New dogs and now thiiis. I might as well crawl under the bed and never come oooout.”
This is Skyes “WTF” face. She also does this when her 4 month old puppy tries to nurse or we lock her out of the bathroom so she can’t eat toilet paper off the roll.
Kona was afraid of Mr. Skeleton, but I am sure that in the coming days we will have to watch to make sure they don’t start making him their newest chew toy.
We made some fun pizzas again.
The owl was adorable.
The ghost not so much. I might have made Skyes “WTF” face when it came out of the oven. If you look at it long enough you can see a skull head or possible a microcephalic cartoon character? The mouth was an epic fail. There is not much ghostness there but it tasted good.
We had Spider Venon (AKA cherry cokes).
And made some fun ghost cupcakes. Super easy. They are white cake with almond buttercream. We used chocolate morsels for the fall trees and they melted quickly after removing from the fridge. I put them on and made everyone come over really quickly to see them before they collapsed. Picture the Grand Canyon scene in National Lampoons Vacation and that be us. Just make the trees out of chocolate melting disks so this doesn’t happen to you.
One more…because you can never have too many cupcakes or pictures of them.
For a spooky movie we watched the awesome “Ghost and Mr. Chicken” with Don Knotts. A few years ago our movie was “Halloween Town”, then for a couple years it was “The Corpse Bride”. This year the kids voted those out due to the fact we have a 17yo and 14yo who are not much into cartoons. Le sigh. Mia is my only little one these days and I am thankful for her joy and excitement for these fun little celebrations. If you have little children, don’t wish these days away for easier times. They will be grown soon enough. Proof below….check out my man-child Cody.
Kona missed most of the movie. She was too busy sleeping in the most uncomfortable position I can imagine. This is her “spot”and choking on the office chair leg doesn’t wake her at all, but the snores it causes are hilarious.
Skye is a couch dog. I have tried everything to keep her off it and have finally given up. She just wants to be near us and that is all good for a dog that was treated badly in her past life.
Frankenpoopy joined us when she woke from her nap. Yes, she is a couch dog too. Thank goodness for bonded leather.
So October is upon us and all the fun it brings. I am excited about cool weather surfing, tourists are GONE, and many afternoons of Halloween/Fall crafting with Miss Mimi.
What are you excited about this season of orange, yellows and gold?