Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Halloween Photos

A few days after the holiday, but better late than never, right?
You may recall me saying on this post that Erin wanted to be a scary clown like the one she saw at Six Flags Fright Fest. So we found a costume on line, added some leggings, a white shirt to go underneath and her boots. Plus, I gave her some fun makeup and she was good to go.

In the background there, you can see a few of the gravestones, the biohazard yellow tape, a drum barrel Mike brought from the job site with the toxic waste symbol he put on it. Mike had glow in the dark "toxic" waste (water) rigged up to run into the barrel. It was pretty cool.

I posted this one on Instagram so I know a few of you have seen it already. Me. The zombie worker victim from the job site. Mike dressed up as well but opted not to have his photo on the blog. :)
I have to say though, he put a lot of effort into this set up and we were all so happy he could be home for Halloween this year!

Another worker victim who didn't make it. Although since he was wearing a gas mask, he didn't become a zombie apparently. Mike and Evan stuffed one of the suits we were wearing with newspaper.

Just another shot of our decorations.
And Evan himself. He was pretty excited about his costume. He also kind of got his idea from Fright Fest at Six Flags. This dude here inspired him...
and I would say, Evan did a pretty good job pulling it all together. He was a little disappointed in the chainsaw Mike and I found for him at Party City because it wasn't a real chainsaw. Not authentic enough I guess. But we thought it best to not hand over a real chainsaw of any size to a twelve year old. Even one without the chain. And Evan was so excited Halloween night, that disappointment was soon gone.

We also hosted a small open house potluck with a few of our good friends and neighbors that live right by us. Here are a few photos of the kids. All who have known each other since they were babies!

I thought the Minecraft costume was super clever :)
Had a lot of fun on Halloween night for sure!


  1. Everyone (and everything!!) looks awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Looks like you all had a great time. Terrific costumes!

  3. Looks like it was a great Halloween, Mary Jo!

  4. What great pictures, looks like such a fun night and I love that Evan and Erin were so in to it!!

  5. Your kids' costumes are fabulous!!! And your yard cool and original! Makes me wish we weren't on a cul-de-sac at the back of a dead end street. With the kids mostly grown, we don't decorate at all anymore. :(

  6. You guys went all out and it looks like you had a lot of fun with it!

  7. These photos are great!!! Your daughter rocked it!!!! :) Evie

  8. Love the costumes on all of the children, especially the clown and your garden decor is amazing! I just love Halloween! Anne x

  9. The costumes are all so great..have to say I do love Erin and Evan's costumes :)
    I think your outdoor decor is pretty awesome!!!!

  10. OH EM GEE!!! You guys went all out and it was AWESOME!!! Miss Erin is SASSY and I just love it!!! She is so cute!! :) I love that Erin wanted a "real" chainsaw, LOL - that poor kid's face that he's terrorizing! You got some amazing shots. What a great Halloween! ;)

  11. Love the costumes so creative!!
    Looks like you had fun with your Halloween decorations!
    What a fun night with friends!
    I forgot to share Ellie's pumpkin and so I will do that next week! :(

  12. You guys went all out....and the costumes were GREAT!!!!!