Friday, November 7, 2014

It's All A Blur

 Last time I posted it seemed the fall season was just getting underway.  Though I had good intentions of popping in here with some updates, it just never happened.

 Yesterday, after a rainy morning, the sun came out and seemed to highlight the beauty of the yellow leaves outside the kitchen window.
I decided I'd better get out there with the camera before the trees were bare. 

 Halloween is a big event in our neighborhood.
In fact it's so big that the last few years we hightailed it out of here and went out to dinner.
This year, we decided to invite a few people over and participate in the fun.  I had good intentions of snapping a few pictures of the food and table.  However, this was the only picture I took before the doorbell rang and it was time to move onto more important matters.

 Little Elmo wasn't too sure about that headpiece and his 3-1/2 teeth aren't quite enough for candy eating...

But, he was a good sport and went along with his daddy and uncle to do a little trick or treating.  His mommy works at a children's hospital and was helping to brighten the holiday for her young patients.

 In our neighborhood of more than 800 homes, the kids all trick or treat along the trail that runs behind our house.  This means that we have hundreds and hundreds and hundreds and... well you get the idea, of kids that come through.  It makes for a fast and furious time of handing out candy.  I noticed that many of the parents were also in costume.  The man above wore a fantastic vampire costume.  I assume he was a dad, but who knows... maybe he really was Count Dracula.  At any rate, he really got into singing along to our vintage Monster Mash CD and soon had a large audience.  I tried to get a picture of the front of him, but I had a hard time getting through all of the kids.  Ha!
Right about when we ran out of candy, the rain started falling so we headed into the warm house and enjoyed our meal of chili, cornbread and hot spiced cider.

While looking through the Halloween pictures, at first I thought that this one was blurry.  On second glance I decided it was more like  a certain little boy is a blur of activity... somewhat like these last few weeks have been around here :).


  1. I think all little boys pics must be blurry! They are always on the move. And what a neat Halloween in your neighborhood! I hope you got to eat some of that candy, too! Enjoy your weekend....looks like more cold on the way! Hugs, Diane

  2. We are going to do that going out to eat thing next year. : )
    That sure is a lot of kids!!!! I thought we got a lot with 205.

  3. Wow, so many trick or treaters. What a fun Halloween event in your neighbourhood. Glad you popped in with an update.

  4. No wonder you skip out sometimes! That could break the budget!

    Your favorite little trick or treater looks so cute. Hope he got those three and a half teeth did some good. =D

  5. Hi Kim,

    I know what you mean about those good intentions and not following through. Right now, I'm so behind on my blog visits. Little Elmo is adorable!! Is he your grandson? I love his costume! :) I can't imagine having so many kids trick or treat here. This is the first year that we didn't get a single trick or treater; I think all the little ones in our neighborhood have grown up. It's kind of sad.

    I agree with Diane's comment; all little boys are a blur of activity. My husband and I still miss when ours was little and we took him trick or treating. :) I hope you're having a great weekend, Kim, and enjoying this lovely N.C. weather!


    Denise at Forest Manor

    1. Denise,
      Yes, Little Elmo is my grandson :).

  6. My granddaughter ==21 months old-- went to about three house for trick or treatbefore my duaghter gave up. She was too young for it all! It was fun to see the older children having fun and the wonderful and imaginative costumes they wore.

  7. Wow! I can't believe all the trick or treaters! We are getting less every year and this year I was left with most of the 50 bag treats. We had maybe 15 kids?

  8. I thought our neighborhood had lots of visitors, but you win the prize. I can't imagine how much candy you must have on hand. The little Elmo is just so cute! I like how it all is a family affair for you. But the best part for me, was the thought of sitting down to a hot bowl of chili. That is the best ending!

    Your blog background is beautiful and cheery!

  9. I'm smiling...about the sweet little guy who is in perpetual motion! Wow...what a lot of trick-or-treaters. We rarely get anyone at our door...out here in the country.


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