Remember when I told you that my next-door neighbors created their own version of this Halloween scene from Martha Stewart Living, prompting my daughter Lily to complain that we need to be “more creative with our decorating”?
Well, I got a picture of it for you Friday night when Lily and her best-friend Annabelle, whose parents are those wonderfully creative and crafty people who make me look like a Halloween loser, were out trick-or-treating. Here they are, dressed as Little Bo Peep (Annabelle) and a fairy riding a unicorn (Lily):
I have to note that Tony (our neighbor) is so artistic that he drew this freehand instead of using a template. Someday maybe they’ll let me show you the playroom he designed for his three girls. They love it.
(Check out this post to see how sad Lily was when Annabelle was on vacation for one whole week this summer.)
Jake, my 13-year old, declared that he was too old for trick-or-treating, but he came up with a fun costume anyway. He used black electric tape to make a big spider web on a white shirt and then attached this giant furry spider to the back of it. There’s a “fly” trapped in the web on the front.
After Halloween was over that night, Lily sighed and said that trick-or-treating should really go on for more than just one day. She’s thinking five would be good. Yeah, I’ll see what I can do about that.
I told you how Lily decorated our house within an inch of its life for Halloween (see pics of her decorations here). Well, today she started the Thanksgiving Blitz. There are pictures of turkeys everywhere. She has also informed me that we need to put “a big giant turkey on the porch.”
Last, but not least, I want to announce the winner of the Blog of the Month, chosen from all of you who participated in my Hooked on House Tours blog party last week. Drumroll…
I hereby declare that the Blog of the Month Award goes to A Day in the Life of Ramona! A link to her blog will be displayed in my right sidebar throughout November. I hope you’ll visit her site and say hello.
These two photos were featured in her House Tour during the blog party. If you missed her stop, you have to check it out. She’s one of the most creative bloggers around (and one of the nicest, to boot!).
Thanks to everyone who made the Hooked on House Tours blog party such a success. I enjoyed every one of your tours and loved how much variety there was for us to see! Check back later this month for your chance to win Blog of the Month in December!