Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Memories

For the past month, my husband has been working on this:
Every time he gets a chance he adds something more to it. 

Over the course of the month I've been wondering why. 

Is it pride?--the best looking house in the neighborhood? (We've seen strangers taking pictures of our house) 

 Did he do it to relive some childhood fantasy? (That's him there tweaking it after a costume party)

 Yesterday, after we had traveled to the different schools to parties and performances I figured it out.

He did it for these pirates:

And all the other kids in the neighborhood.  He wanted to create memories.

This will be the third year we've cooked doughnuts on our porch.  Last year we added homemade root beer.  We do this for our son.  He is allergic to most candy (Smarties is about the only candy he can have).  So we have a party on our porch while the other kids are Trick or Treating.  We bring out a chimnea, light the tiki torches and have a blast.  If you are in the area, stop by.

I love listening to the kids as they walk to school--that's the pirate house, ooh, can we drive by the pirate house, etc.

So, my husband, built this (it is really something that should be seen live--pictures don't do it justice) for the community.  To show them that his favorite holiday can be magical (without blood).

He is my hot pirate.


alisonwonderland said...

So very cool! Happy Halloween, DJ and family!

Deb said...

Did you keep track of how many doughnuts you went through? Your house looked busy all night!

DJ Rose said...

We went through about 500. I gave the Leth's 40, I used some before Halloween, and I have 40 left. Not too shabby for a gross miscalvulation. :)

There were huge lines at times. It was crazy, but fun.