Monday, November 01, 2010

dias de las muertas

A celebration of life through celebrating death. Also the day of finding half eaten pieces of candy stuck to various surfaces in the house.

Me: "alright, who left this here?"

Our kids almost never get commercial candy. Although they do get to binge during this brief season--it is part of being an American kid. The kids are now begging for "real food." I jokingly said "NO, all you get to eat all day is candy." a little reverse psychology?

(one Hour later)... my plan might be backfiring on Toly.

yesterday...

The Halloween line-up.
Black Kitty, Percy Jackson, Prairie Princess, Mermaid Princess, Saber Kitty, Prince Zuko & Christmas Tree

Saber Kitty is a homage to kassi's kitten, may she rest in peace.
Prince Zuko we love the animated series "the last air bender." Even adults should appreciate the depth of the character development. Easily a precursor to a reading child. Following a complex storyline is a necessity for this series of shows.
Christmas Tree, this was entirely Toly's idea. He loves nightmare before Christmas mixing Christmas and Halloween seemed like a good idea to him. The costume was a huge hit. The lights lit up and he guided our way on the darkish streets, kinda like Rudolf.
Rome had to be a kitty since Kassi was one--MEEOOW..

8 comments:

kentuckyagrarianwannabe said...

Love the Christmas tree idea, first time I have ever seen that one!

Tim

edifice rex said...

that's great! looks like they all had a good time!

Abigail said...

Awesome Prince Zuko! We love the Last Airbender series in our house too. Niels' original Halloween idea was to be Sokka, but I am a seamstress like Tab so I fell down on the job.

Madame Fromage said...

I hope you can incorporate some Stilton into next year's festivities. Thanks for the blog comment. I enjoyed swimming through your world via you website. Nice!

Thomas said...

I've been perusing through your blog this morning. What a wonderful (and exhausting) life you have! Hopefully, I'll be able to step off of the corporate rat race myself one of these days.

Good luck with your endeavors.

Mysticapex said...

Looks like they had fun. We got our first snow here.. but it warmed up.

Ada Jones said...

Hi - I've been perusing your journal here over the last few weeks and thoroughly enjoying it. Thank you for posting all your projects and the pictures of your beautiful family. I own a 1799 house in Connecticut which we are slowly restoring, and my sister and brother in law (who is also a Karl) are on the next property over. We're doing lots of projects inside and out -- not as deeply as you yet, but construction and large gardening and, so far, chickens. Your entries are VERY inspiring to me. You give me hope that we can live more self sufficiently and have fun doing it! Cheers.

Ozarkhomesteader said...

What a blast! And sometimes it takes eating like that for a day to learn how good real food tastes. :-)

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