Wednesday, October 31, 2012

happy halloween!

Happy Halloween!
 
We survived Sandy...for us it was just a big, windy rainstorm. Even my parents who live yards from a river in Tidewater Virginia were spared any damage. Thank God. I'm so sad for those who were devastated by the storm and I'm sending up prayers for them.
 
We used the time off Sandy afforded us to do a little crafting...
 
 
We made these tiny goody bags for Alfredo's classmates. Each little bag has a set of Halloween tattoos and a super creepy glow in the dark finger with a sharp fingernail on the end or, as Alfredo calls them, "claws".
 
And then, with inspiration from Pinterest, we made these pudding cups for the class celebration...
 
 
Vanilla pudding colored with green food coloring...
 
 
placed in a cup with a Sharpie-drawn monster face on the outside...
 
 
And topped with oreo crumbs for hair!
 
Aren't they adorable? I used my Vitamix for the oreo crumbling, which turned out to be a bit overzealous in its crumbling. The oreos were reduced to dust. Alfredo tested one and he said it was super good.
 
I love making this kind of stuff. It makes me so happy! Crazy that something so silly, like making crazy monster pudding cups, can make a girl so happy. I love this life.
 
Oh and we installed an automatic light in the tiny room in the wall...
 
diiiiing dong
 
 
"Someone's at the door..."
 
 
"Who is it, Alfredo?"
 
 
"Oh, look! It's our blog friends!"
 
"Come on in..."
 
 
Welcome to our little hole in the wall...



Please excuse the mess...
 
We were just making some Halloween art
 

 




Looks a bit like a hurricane went through, with that footstool askew like that.

 
This little gemtype gets me....his expression is priceless. And to think that picture is smaller than a penny? How adorable is that?
 
Should I decorate for Thanksgiving or skip right to Christmas? What do you think?
 
Meanwhile, Happy Halloween!
 
p.s. Alfredo is a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. No handmade costume for us. I know...for shame! But Rich is also dressing as a TMNT and is going to let me paint his face so at least I have that. Be safe tonight!
 
 

16 comments:

Julie said...

Glad you're safe and sound. :)

Oh, I love what's going on with the tiny door and the space on the other side of it! So, so much fun!

Heck ya, decorate for Thanksgiving! I think you should decorate it weekly so we can enjoy the photos!

Julie said...

I want to add that I got the biggest kick out of seeing you and Alfredo at the door! Made me laugh. You're such a creative mom.

Debby said...

Glad you are safe. We live in Ohio and had the wind but all is well.
Love you and Alfredo at the door.
Hope your little turtle has fun and they bigger one as well.

Inkfanatic said...

LOVE that you & Alfredo met us at the door, how super cute!

Angela said...

I love to visit your little hole in the wall! Your creative and fun spirit makes me smile. Alfredo's smile is contagious as well. God bless fun ones!!

Rosa said...

I say go right to Christmas!!! What a delightful little spot! <3

Lucy said...

YOU and your "Little Hole in the Wall" and ADORABLE and INSPIRING!!! ;)

Judy said...

So so cute! You and Alfredo at the front door.., PRICELESS!

Liberty Biberty said...

Love it! Especially the wallpaper! Definitely do thanksgiving and then have even more fun doing Christmas!
Mercedes

Jennifer said...

This reminded me of the two times when my own son really and truly had his heart set on the store-bought costume (a t-rex, and a Star Wars storm trooper). Sometimes I think it's exactly the right thing to do, to do what a child wants (buy a costume) even when we value homemade more. My son is 14 this year and he asked me to make his costume for him -- so there's still plenty of time for you and Alfredo! And HUGE love to your husband for going out as a dressed-up dad -- SO wonderful!!!

Heather said...

YES!! Decorate for Thanksgiving! Its my favorite holiday and would be so fun!!
Inspires me to work on my daughters dolls house more :)

Cherie Wilson said...

Just darling...........thank you kindly for the invitation inside! I must ask if you and dear Alfredo are feeling ok? You seemed a bit flat:)

claudine hellmuth said...

amy!! that is ADORABLE with the paper dolls in there of you and alfredo!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

Angela said...

Can't wait to see your Christmas version!

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