Friday, November 14, 2014

Halloween Night 2014

Everything comes alive after dark. 

But the photos really don't do it justice.

The Headless Horseman usually make an unscheduled visit 
The smiling faces make it all worthwhile. Dale hands out glow sticks to every person in a costume (young or old)... until we eventually run out.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Halloween Day 2014

Halloween happened.

Finally posting our photos of Halloween Day. Of course all the costume credit goes to Dale. Homemade costumes are the best! (he only bought my wig, Ryatt's hat, and his own mask)

This guy was "made" to be Hiccup:

With the Hiccup mask on
Without the Hiccup mask
You'll find me in a costume only about once a year:

Toothless the Night Fury dragon
Wings extend

Getting ready for the school parade
Astrid and Toothless 

Prepared for the crowds
Ryatt and friends--ready to collect their treats
This Weeping Angel costume was one of our favorites.
Happy Halloween from our house to yours!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

This Is Night

“This is night, Diddykins. That's what we call it when it goes all dark like this.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Overhead night photos of Pegleg's Halloween House:

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Lawn Art at a Whole New Level

Our yard is a giant canvas and my husband is an artist. I can't take any credit. It's not even my favorite style of art, either. He continues to pour his energy into the masterpiece. Much like sidewalk art or sand castles, this will all be washed away (or packed away) a month from now. Until then, the neighborhood kids gather, the crowds begin to form, and the art grows.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Dale's Halloween How-To

Step 1: Drive a couple hearses onto the front lawn. Normal enough, right?
Step 2: Add an awning and old picket fences
Steps 3 through 333: Go crazy with a graveyard, inflatables, spiders, and ghouls
Add a big purple Godzilla, just 'cause he can.
Add some neighborhood kids, because an attraction like this is a kid magnet
Aerial of the graveyard
Godzilla is taller than the house
More to come...