Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Countdown Report 6

"You are a sad, strange little man, 
and you have my pity."
-Buzz to Woody in Toy Story
-or Ryatt to Dale on Halloween Night?
Halloween 2010 - Our "big kids" missed out.
Last year Rain had a band competition on Saturday, October 30th. In "our neck of the woods" when Halloween falls on a Sunday, the Trick-or-Treating and celebrating usually takes place on Saturday. So Rain missed out, and with Rikki "off to college," our costume plans were scaled back to Jessie, Buzz, and Woody. Of course, these costumes were "replayed" in subsequent morning waves, with Woody and Jessie waving at the bus.

As the Halloween Countdown winds down, Dale set up our king of the inflatables, the T-Rex.
Rain and Rikki pose with the evil Barney
Our neighbors let us set up an inflatable screen in their yard, too. Rikki and Rain have fun as "themselves."

Rain represents the AF Marching Band in his band jacket. They won the Red Rocks competition on  Friday (State Champs!!), and took second place in the BOA Western Regional Championships yesterday.

Dale talks Halloween with one of our many visitors

Halloween "Ready"

And now the cooking begins. Chili (Hawaiian-style) is served at our house. Dale's sister taught me well: hot dogs in the chili, and rice to serve it on. It's like a chili dog in a bowl. My sister will be bringing the corn bread.

Only one more day until Halloween!!


  1. Hawaiian style chili? Recipe post please?

    Sounds like so much fun. Now I want to get a Buzz costume for my 4 year old.

  2. I wish I lived close enough to come by your house, but East Texas is a looong way from you.

    Happy Halloween to all.

    Pamela Jo