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24 October 2011 @ 10:23 pm
Trick Or Treats Come Only Once A Year.  
So, when we lived in an apartment, we never did anything for Halloween (except watch scary movies). Now that we live in a house, we go all out. The first year we started with a few tombstones and the giant spider. Every year we try to add a few more tombstones and some larger item. This year we added the bat. It is way bigger than an actual bat but still looks very realistic. It actually creeps me out quite a bit. When we got it home, we realized that it lights up and screeches as well. The neighbor kids are prone to daring each other to sneak up and touch something in the yard and then run away - I hope the bat "wakes up" on them and makes them crap their pants!

Anyways, I thought I would share some pictures.

Yep, this is my house.



The zombie infestation in this neighborhood is a real problem.


My sister convinced the two little 5yr old girls down the street that this spider comes to life at night. One of them turned to her sister and said, "I told you I saw it move!"


Both of the zombies light up at night.




Creepy bat.


The witch on our front door. She screams "Happy Halloween" and then evil-cackles. Last year The Nephew was terrified of her. He would call and say, "I am almost at your house. Can you make sure the witch is asleep?" This year he told us, "I'm not gonna be scared of the witch this year, cuz I'm five now."


Some shots at night. We leave it on for about 3 1/2 hours each night.




Yes, it is a pirate zombie. And yes, that is its beating heart you see there.


Other zombie.


Creepy bat again.


And this is inside the house, on the mantle (under the TV, over the fireplace, where we keep the tiki glasses).


These are the zombies.


These are the B-movie actors they are trying to eat. That is actually what the figures were labeled as - "B Movie Actors". (I got them at the same place I got my cousin his Monty Python pig & cow catapult).


My sister also takes down our usual art work/photos in the living room and replaces them with creepy old fashioned gothic pictures.


Yeah, we really enjoy Halloween around here. I don't know what scary movies we will select for this year, but we tend to turn on something we have seen a thousand times while we pass out candy. I feel like watching some H2O this year maybe.
 
 
 
Kate: feathered faceceitfianna on October 25th, 2011 02:35 am (UTC)
Your house looks awesome. I love that the kids enjoy it and the mantle is cool.
dodger_sister: holiday 2dodger_sister on October 26th, 2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks! You know those awful winds we had last weekend? All the tombstones fell down, we lost a couple but The BFF found them around the corner in the bushes. We just got them all back up when we got hit with those thunder storms. Maintaining a working zombie graveyard is hard work!

It's the only time of year we don't chase the damn neighbor kids out of the yard. I love watching them dare each other from across the street and then one of them runs up and touches something and they all run away screeching. ;)
fragrantwoodsfragrantwoods on October 25th, 2011 02:45 am (UTC)
That looks like a lot of fun :-) Love the B movie actor figures!
dodger_sister: holiday 2dodger_sister on October 26th, 2011 08:30 pm (UTC)
The first few days after we get the decorations up, I love watching how all the cars driving past slow down a little bit to look!

I wish I could remember the name of the place where I got the B-Movie Actors from.
Jojo: Halloweenjojothecr on October 25th, 2011 10:13 am (UTC)
That's awesome! Pretty cool. Still, I hope you don't mind that I won't stop for a visit. ;)

"I told you I saw it move!"
And you're 100% sure she wasn't right? o.o
dodger_sister: holiday 1dodger_sister on October 26th, 2011 08:33 pm (UTC)
Still, I hope you don't mind that I won't stop for a visit. ;)

hahaha I know, all those zombies in the yard keep scaring off visitors - I don't know why!

The spider may be alive, possibly. Also, last year we had an actual huge-ass spider make itself at home in the fake giant spider web, so that was kind of creepy - like our giant spider was having babies or something.

We are slowly convincing the neighborhood kids that we are witches. 8)
ranua: space explosionranua on October 25th, 2011 10:52 am (UTC)
Your Halloween decorations are wonderful! The graveyard looks really good and I think we have the same skull head lights along our walks. The addition of the bat surely will convince the non-believers among the neighborhood children that you and your sister really are witches. *g*

I'll get pics of my decorations up as soon as I fix the graveyard, it's been way damn windy
dodger_sister: holiday 2dodger_sister on October 26th, 2011 08:38 pm (UTC)
I always forget we have the skullhead lights because we only light them up on Halloween. I can't wait for trick or treating night, because the bat is sound-activated, ao if trick-or-treaters are walking past and talking, the bat is so close to the sidewalk it will light up and screech and I will laugh hystericaly!

will convince the non-believers among the neighborhood children that you and your sister really are witches. *g*

hahaha I forgot I told you that. Yeah, this is the only time of year I don't chase them out of the yard with my broomstick!

It's been windy here too - we lost the tombstones for a few days (found them in the bushes around the corner). Little Old Lady Neighbor came by when my sis was putting them back up and said, "Oh, the wind must have knocked them down. I went home the other day and told my husband that some terrible person had stolen all the gravestones!"
ranuaranua on October 28th, 2011 10:58 am (UTC)
Little Old Lady Neighbor . . . . I went home the other day and told my husband that some terrible person had stolen all the gravestones!" for some reason this gives me the most adorable picture in my head :) *shakes head at self*
dodger_sister: holiday 2dodger_sister on October 29th, 2011 02:24 am (UTC)
You are correct - Little Old Lady Neighbor being worried for our tombstones was adorable! She was very upset with the hooligans in the neighborhood.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on October 25th, 2011 11:29 am (UTC)
Love it!
dodger_sister: holiday 1dodger_sister on October 26th, 2011 08:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Halloween is awesome!
Deni: Kinky much?denig37 on October 25th, 2011 01:17 pm (UTC)
LOL, I like it :-D

If I made the "B-Movie actors" I would add more blonds and half of them would be lying on the floor because they "tripped" :-D
dodger_sister: holiday 2dodger_sister on October 26th, 2011 08:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks! We are hardcore Halloween chicks in this house!

If I made the "B-Movie actors" I would add more blonds and half of them would be lying on the floor because they "tripped" :-D

hahaha Omg, that's what my dad said too! One of them is a dog though and we all know those bad horror movies have to have a dog.
wolfrider89: BtVS Faith knifewolfrider89 on October 27th, 2011 06:14 pm (UTC)
You know, every Halloween, I'm jealous of Americans. We don't celebrate Halloween over here, and it just seems like so much fun.

Those tomb stones are really cool! And the bat seems really creepy. *shudder* Also, the B movie actors made me giggle. :P
dodger_sister: holiday 2dodger_sister on October 27th, 2011 08:11 pm (UTC)
What is wrong with your country?! You don't celebrate Halloween, you don't have pinatas! Sure, you have fantastic access to education and health care, but no Halloween! ;)

The tombstones all say things like, "I'll be back," and "You're next."

Thanks, bb!
wolfrider89: Cas bamfwolfrider89 on October 27th, 2011 08:27 pm (UTC)
Halloween totally trumps health care and education! ;)