Sunday, November 1, 2009
You've gotta see this!!!
Happy Halloween Y'all!! We had a beautiful day of 70 degree absolutely perfect weather!! Here's Thing 1 and Thing 2 as I promised!! I think the costumes were absolutely perfect!!
We had a Dr. Seuss theme going of course, Sam I am and of course the Cat in the Hat!!
Here you can see my poor seam job on Sams costume!! The hat was 3 bucks we went to the dollar store and bought 3 little red hats and sewed them together. We got red and black sweats for the cat and the things and I cut the white felt and used fabric paint for the words. We used a piece of cardboard and some leftover felt and more fabric marker for the words. Tinkerbell is my girls little grandbaby, ain't she cute!!
Here is thing 2 smiling, then she was off and running. The rest of these pictures are of a place in Wichita called Broadview St. It is a neighborhood in College Hill that does this elaborate decorating every year. It is so crowded that it is almost a street fair. Apparently this year the city asked the property owners not to do this because the traffic was such a problem trying to get through the streets. So the home owners hired private security this year and paid to block off the street!! They really go all out with these home made decorations I had to show what a little cooperation between neighbors can do.
Some scary stuff here as you walk by...
In this next picture you can see a big speaker for scary music being played, they also use dry ice and lights for ambiance,
Of course this is Kansas no Halloween would be complete without the Yellow Brick Road and the Emerald City!!! They covered the front of their house with this decor!!
Don't forget Dorothy dropped a house on the Wicked witch!!
Here is the Nightmare before Christmas!! Hand made decorations!!
This one really scared the bean, she turned around without any candy!!
Look at this Pirate ship!!!! They built this thing coming out of their front porch!! And yes that is Wilma on board with all those scurvy pirates!! I don't know where Fred Flintstone is but there is his wife!!
Harry Potter fans love this one!!!!
One of many grave yards!!
This house had animated floating ghosts flying over head around the house and over the side walk!!!
And look at this HUGE castle they made to put in front of their house!! I just love the work that was put into this for our children!! These people decided not only to continue the Halloween tradition but to pay, out of pocket, for security and to have the street closed to traffic for 3 block!! I am very grateful for the passion these people have and what they give back to the community. I am grateful my children get to enjoy this!! My little ones got there early enough to be able to walk slowly and take it all in. The crowd started to build as we were leaving. They walked a total of 6 blocks collecting candy!! they were worn out!! it was awesome, i love the holidays. I hope you all had as much fun as I did this season!! oh and more to come with Wes's birthday and Thanksgiving in November, 2 birthdays in December plus Christmas!!!! Oh what a wonderful start to the season!! I promise to catch up to the Flash 55 tomorrow!! Here is todays thought; "Gratitude is the memory of the heart." ~Jean Baptiste Massieu, translated from French