Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Halloween Capital of the World

Each year I try to go to my daughter's in the San Diego area. I think it must be the Halloween capital of the world! This is their house - the decorating starts the end of September.

The day before Halloween there was a pumpkin carving party. There were cannoli to eat -

And some black cookies that Jonathan really liked.

The finished product - a howling wolf and a spider web.

Finally, the big day arrived - Mara, the scary vampiress, and Jonathan, the very happy dragon, were ready to go.

Mara even had her nails done appropriately.

Their house lit up.

After trick-or-treating, we all went over to the in-laws house, where we visit the real Halloween capital of the world, complete with a fullsize Halloween tree -

And a Halloween stocking, along with lots of other decorations.

The kids were exhausted from trick-or-treating, so they decided to stay in and hand out goodies. They were supposed to give each trick-or-treater 2 pieces of candy, but when Jonathan saw a really cute girl, he said, "I'm going to give this one 3 pieces."


  1. Smart boy!!! A Halloween tree and stocking? That is definitely over the top. But it sure looks like a fun time.

  2. Love the Halloween stocking! Looks like a great time.

  3. Feminine charms are working on Jonathan already? They sure do grow up too quickly!

  4. That's the first time I have ever seen a Halloween tree! Wonder how long before the stores pick up on that idea lol.

    Sure looks like you had a lot of fun. Great pumpkin carving.

  5. That really is the Halloween capitol of the world! Those pumpkins are perfect and the tree is unbelievable.

  6. Ive never seem such enthusiam for love the carvings...and the tree...great idea.

  7. An artificial tree in black or orange, spider web and strings of pumpkin lights..yes, the stores will have these soon.

  8. Wow, they really take Halloween seriously! Not my favorite holiday, but their houses and decorations are fabulous.


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