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Halloween – Change of Plans

November 5, 2020

Each year, our granddaughters come to our house to trick-or-treat in our neighborhood. This year, there was a change of plans due to COVID-19. Instead of trick-or-treating, we decided to go on a Halloween Hunt in our yard. With a list of clues and hidden treat bags, disappointment quickly changed to smiles and laughter.

Some sample clues. 

FACE THE HOUSE.

LOOK RIGHT.

GO TO THE FIRST BIG ROCK.

COUNT THREE MORE BIG ROCKS.

LOOK FOR A WITCH HAT.

PICK UP YOUR TREAT.

WE’RE GOING ON A HALLOWEEN HUNT!

READ THE NEXT CLUE.

TWEET LIKE A BIRD.

GO TO THE BIRDBATH IN THE BACKYARD.

 LOOK FOR THE GOURD.

PICK UP YOUR TREAT.

 WE’RE GOING ON A HALLOWEEN HUNT!

READ THE NEXT CLUE.

Distributor of the clues and treats in the snowy yard.

The Halloween Hunt Crew

LAST CLUE:

GO TO THE FRONT DOOR OF MIMI AND POPPY’S HOUSE.

RING THE DOORBELL.

SAY,

“TRICK-OR-TREAT!”

YOUR CHEESY MUMMY DINNER IS WAITING FOR YOU!

Dinner menu:  Mummy Hot Dogs, Mac and Cheese, Beastly Beans, Ghostly Treats

Pumpkin Gallery

Halloween jokes and trivia were part of our dinner conversation. Before the girls went to bed, we turned off  the lights. With glow sticks in hand, the girls danced their wild Halloween dance!

Halloween Success!

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2019

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Have a BOOO-tiful day!

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A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

October 22, 2010

Nature has a way of inspiring us in the most unexpected ways.

The sky has an eerie glow. The cornstalks are rustling in the wind. There is a hint of mystery in the air. What lurks behind the bale of hay? Only the shadow knows.

This picture may not be worth a thousand words, but it could be worth five hundred words in a picture book. Are you inspired?

Some Halloween Treats:  Boris and Bella by Carolyn Crimi (Harcourt Children’s Books, 2004), Mrs. McMurphy’s Pumpkin by Rick Walton (HarperFestival, 2004), How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara (Schwartz & Wade, 2007), Piggie Pie! by Margie Palatini (Clarion Books, 1995), Pumpkin Moonshine by Tasha Tudor (Simon & Schuster, Reprint, 2000), Henry and Mudge Under the Yellow Moon by Cynthia Rylant (Aladdin, 1996)


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