From the Mommy Files…

Mommy Look! Halloween!

Posted on: October 28, 2010

Well, I guess I’ve got no one to blame but myself.

I was born on Halloween; so obviously, I’m crazy about the holiday.

You could say it’s one of my favorite days of the year! 😉

It’s a great day to have a birthday – everyone is ready to party!

My girls are now equally passionate about Halloween.

They’re so into it.

I’m just glad the monsters and skeletons don’t scare them.

As we walk or drive down a street, either one will yell out:

“Mommy, look! Halloween!”

Mind you, walks take extra long, because we have to stop at look at every decorated house.

I’m not exaggerating. We have to stop and check out every house.

“Pumpkins!! Look – pumpkins!”

We drive in the car and they see decorations, and they yell out for me to stop and look. We’d never get anywhere if I stopped every time!

There is a local contest for homes with the best decorations. Many of our neighbors have gotten into the act this year, so there’s a lot to see around here.

Unfortunately, with everything that’s been going on, our display is not so exciting, but we do have stuff out there. There’s always next year. Just think all the decorations will be discounted come Monday! 😉

Our neighbors across the street have erected an 8-foot inflatable black cat. The eyes and mouth light up and the head moves. It’s pretty cool. 

My daughters are enamored with this thing.

Some of the neighborhood dogs are not so happy about our new “neighbor,” but that’s a whole other story.

The cat is usually inflated when the people get home from work, is up all night, and by morning, it’s deflated.

The girls monitor the kitty’s day.

In the morning, Bebs will say, “Kitty’s sleeping.”

That’s right, because it’s not inflated. He was up all night, after all. Now he has to rest.

In the afternoons, they check periodically to see if the feline has awakened from his slumber.

I’ll hear, “Kitty’s still sleeping,” or “Kitty’s awake! Come see!”

They even have to say good night to the kitty. It’s crazy!

The girls tell us that a big kitty like that makes a very big MEOW!

This happens every day.

This weekend, the kitty took an extra long sojourn.

The girls were so upset. No kitty. He was physically removed from the yard.

I told them he was really tired, so he went away for the weekend.

On Monday morning – in the morning no less – kitty returned.

Guess he was pretty well-rested.

The girls were very elated.

Now, the girls want to go to every Halloween outing.

Boo wants to wear her costume at every possible chance. She asked if we could have another Halloween after this one.

Sure – next year.

She means the following week.

When I was a kid, we had Halloween on one day only. That day.

Last weekend, there was a Halloween parade and trick-or-treating in a nearby neighborhood.

Boo will have a party at school on Friday.

On Saturday, our neighborhood association will have a costume contest and local businesses will have trick-or-treating.

That’s three outings before the actual date.


I always dressed up for Halloween. So why not continue?

Boo insists that Daddy and Mommy dress up too. She picks themes and costumes too.

Last year we were from the Wizard of Oz.

This year, we’re princesses, and Daddy is a prince.

I can’t wait for Halloween.

Look! Halloween!

Bebs is now telling everyone, “Happy HalloWEEEEEEEN!”

Trick or Treat?!


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