Halloween is huge in our neighbourhood. People go all out on the decorations. There is one house on 95th Street that decorates for all the seasons, and if you get off the main roads onto the side streets, there is a lot going on. A creepy little girl on a tricycle; a bower over a sidewalk, dry ice obscuring bones, monsters and zombies; a real partial cow skeleton on a porch roof. And the lovely man who hands out hot chocolate to the parents.
My kids had to come home and drop their stash half way through – because it is too heavy and I refuse to carry it for them. They were determined to stay out until midnight. We made it to 7:30 (2 hours!). My lovely renter stayed home and handed out candy to 150 (!!!) children (and a few adults, which I think is awesome.)
Here are some pictures from our adventures.
Hattie Hatterson, from Battle Block Theatre
A banana – because they make him throw up. And a blow torch, just because.
The best friends.
And, our yard (we picked up the tortured guy at a garage sale this summer. The boys make me drive around with him in the car and go to McDonalds. Much hysterical laughing. He’s so gross.