You may not have guessed this about us, Halloween for our family is a big deal.
When I met Adam fifteen years ago, one thing was made perfectly clear. Halloween is the most important holiday to him. It will involve lots of fake blood (did you know you can buy it by the quart now), the goal of the evening is to scare people and not feel badly about it, and there may or may not be animal organs involved on any given year (real, from the butcher). Finally, each year needs to improve on the last. I say the character he takes on trumps any makeshift graveyard or bucket of blood that we come up with, every time.
There are definitely many young children who stay at the end of the walk, close to the road. I always feel like Morticia Addams, playing the nice hostess while ignoring the creepiness all around her. You know, like the man sitting in the chair with the ax dripping in blood as he asks if anyone has seen his kitty...
Coming here on Halloween is not for the faint of heart. Every year I suggest maybe he's going a little too far, every year he says, "It's Halloween, it has to be scary!" And so it goes, it's his one day to live in his own self created horror movie. Here is this years review in pictures from our haunted home, none of them are too bloody and are probably safe for children, your call.
Do you like my contribution, Lotus Pose Skeleton? Adam did not think it was cute...
The Master of ceremonies.
There is no way to make this dog look scary, we didn't even bother trying. Thanks for visiting, come again next year!