As this is the last weekend before Halloween, my crazy husband and our closest friends worked in our backyard today to transend it into Smith Halloween Bash worthy territory. As it started to get dark I decided to photograph the many faces in my backyard and use them in a blog post just so you can see what I have been looking at for the last couple of weeks in preparation for our party. This is normal for our house around this time of year. What does normal really mean anyway? I think normal is subjective.
Archive for October, 2010
My crazy and adorable husband was so happy and proud of himself yesterday. Not only was it his birthday and our daughter’s birthday but he had also acquired the catch of the day. He was telling me that he picked up a really cool skull in Pasadena. I became a little frustrated and asked him why he thought it was a good idea to get another skull? We have so many skulls already and I love them all.
My crazy husband then quickly went outside only to return with a huge skull and proudly advised me that he bought it for $10. A friend of ours was over and he told Jason that he would give him $15 for it. You see… just that fast he has something that someone else wants and will pay more to buy it from him.
What do you get for the guy who has everything? When I say everything, I do mean everything!
Last year I delivered a baby girl to my crazy husband on his birthday. Talk about great luck. I was due three days after Jason’s birthday. As we were sitting in the doctor’s office I realized that I had the ability to schedule the baby’s delivery for October 20th – Jason’s birthday. No one thought I would actually be able to deliver the baby on this specific date. Not me – I knew I would go all the way to October 20th. I had to! This way I would never have to worry about what to give him on his birthday in the coming years. In my opinion, I gave him the gift that will last a lifetime – his daughter. No more stressing out about what to buy this guy. He has everything and more!
Happy Birthday to my crazy husband and our adorable baby girl. Life would not be the same without either one of you!
It has begun. The overhaul of our backyard to transform it into a horrific fantasyland began today. My husband is crazy about Halloween. I think it is his most favorite holiday. We have more Halloween props than anyone I have ever known. It’s comical when I am in stores looking at Halloween stuff and nothing catches my eye anymore. I don’t think anything is cool enough or scary enough to buy. No wonder, I am somewhat desensitized by my home environment. This is just a sample of something that will eventually be hung in the front window of my house on the night of our Halloween Bash. This thing is hanging on my back patio right now.
The entire patio is filled with life sized skulls, monsters, headstones, a Jason from Friday the 13th, two (2) Freddy Krueger’s, a knight in shining armer with a skull underneath the face mask, dozens of fake rats, an alien, a jester, a Count Drakula, a butler, mannequins, costumes and black lights. You name it, it’s probably out there waiting for its proper to be decided.
My crazy husband just sold one of his Stalkaround Halloween costumes for a 100% profit. We are all very glad to see the Vampire leave our dining room.
Now we are stuck with the other Stalkaround - Creepo The Clown. We have to live with this in the house until October 30th when Jason will wear it and terrorize everyone at our Halloween Bash.
I should point out that our one year old daughter is not fazed at all by the abundance of odd and “scary” things in our house. Our other three kids seem to like all of the amazing Halloween props that my crazy husband brings home. I have been assured that Creepo will be sold the day after the party, just in time for a last minute Halloween sale!
I remember when I was a kid it was all about cute costumes and pumpkin carving. Those days are long gone!
Here is an example of what my dining room table looks like right now. My crazy husband told me that he needed to clean it off so that the kids could have a place to eat dinner…and oh yeah, he needed room for his huge clown costume. He already had the vampire there for the past week. He also needed to photograph both of the big costumes so he can sell them on ebay. I asked him why he was going to sell the clown, as the original reason for buying it was so he could wear it at our Halloween Party. He told me that he bought the clown for $400 and he can sell it for $900. This is the perfect time to list these. This sounded hard to believe. Who would pay $900 for that creepy looking clown? LOTS OF PEOPLE - that’s who!
I hope he is right. I hope he can sell both of these. I don’t care if he sells them before or after Halloween. I just want to be rid of them eventually. These things are so big and we certainly don’t have a ton of room to spare at our house.