Monday, October 17, 2011

The Countdown to Halloween

Little Man taking in the many displays on "The Halloween Street" on Saturday.

Halloween is approaching rapidly and my kids are like spinning tops, wound up with excitement.

Miss E. attended a birthday party of a classmate on Saturday, where everyone was encouraged to wear costumes. So, this was the first of many appearances by Little Red Riding Hood.
Not sure why I opted to take her photo next to the trash can in the kitchen. Not a wise decision on my part.

Our Batman in his bare feet.

So, while our social butterfly was consuming sugar at her friend’s party, we took Little Man on a tour of what we call “The Halloween Street.” If you know Louisville, you’re familiar with Hillcrest, which is a street in the Crescent Hill neighborhood where residents go all-out when it comes to Halloween.

We parked a street away and then walked up and down looking at the spooky set-ups. I can’t imagine putting that much work into a Halloween display, but it’s such fun for passers-by. Then, on Halloween, people come from all over the city to Trick-or-Treat. I’ve heard that the neighborhood association helps foot the bill for the candy, because you can only imagine how much candy is given out on that night.

Little Man wanted to take photos of every house with my iPhone, and he just about did. By himself. We’ve joked for a while now that our son has quite the eye when it comes to photography. He’s our photographer prodigy. Not a bad shot of Mommy and Daddy, huh?
In every other photo, Little Man wanted to give his "scary face."

This is one of the more disturbing displays on Hillcrest. Ah, Halloween!

Outside our own home, we have a few ghosts hanging in the tree in the front yard, in addition to potted mums and fall wreaths on the front door. Pumpkins will follow with a trip to the pumpkin patch this coming weekend.

Do you decorate for Halloween? If so, how?

Happy Monday, friends. It was hard getting up this morning. Little Man was not having it. When we approached his pre-school, he said, "If they're not there, we're leaving." Sorry, buddy. They were waiting for you. :)
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sweetpea said...

cool! I love halloween decorations! their costumes are great!

Danielle said...

Great costumes! I wasn't familiar with that street at Halloween. Sounds pretty amazing!

Tiffany from HOLIDAY said...

What fun! They look adorable in their costumes. I love this time of year with all the fall festivals and Halloween decor. There is a certain area here, too, that gets bombarded on Halloween night. The news crews even set up camp to film it. My friend lived in one of the houses for 1 year and she was actually very overwhelmed and very scared when she ran out of candy. It didn't make it fun for her at all.

Ella said...

Your kids are really cute! I wouldn't dear to walk along that street in the darkness, I would be terrified if I saw that black and whit creepy man.

About Last Weekend said...

Great photos of the kiddies - they look so cute. I don't do displays but one of the streets round the corner does a great job of it all. They haven't started putting them up though - think you guys on the East Coast are much more organised!!!

Renée Finberg said...

the little man is pretty cool.
so is the princess in red.

sadly.... Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday of all!!


Anonymous said...

Awww...your kids look so cute! What a cool street to visit. We have one in Baltimore that goes all out for Christmas. I will try to get photos.

You are your hubby are adorable!!!


Jennifer said...

Batman and Little Red Riding hood look like they will be having a lot of fun! Spending time with your children is the best way to build bonds for the future.
Hope you have a fun Halloween!
Jennifer aka Gigi