Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloween~










Photo courtesy of the web~

I wonder if when they will be 15 I will still be picking up furry friends for them.
They like them..they always bring a smile to their faces..:)
At Thanksgiving..3 of The Littles came over the day before for a visit..the day before we all went to Mylène's for TG dinner..when they walked in Max said it smells so good..I've been baking I said..it always smells good here nana:)
Anyways he asked what I had baked and I told him the Maple Cream Cheese Cake..and the Chocolate Pecan Tart..for our dinner the next day..he said:"But what did you bake for us kids?:)
His mom said..those are the desserts Max..
So the day of ..I made cupcakes out of a mix..I cannot tell you how utterly LOUSY I am w/ mixes..I had to hide the flaws w/ homemade icing and Halloween sprinkles..icing hides a multitude of flaws:)
Had to make sure Max was happy too;)
Hope all the little Goblins setting out for Halloween will have fun.
I know our family loves it..
I still remember Lucas..he was a LION as a wee baby..when he walked..he was a Monkey w/ a banana..
Some things you don't forget..Like Oli picking a Halloween outfit for a birthday present..Max always loving to play dress-up w/ Noah..and Noah being..



I love how some families create scenes outside for Halloween..the one above..that is just the driveway area..the front door..right side..all like a movie:)


I love how it's always Arlene's birthday!!!!

Everywhere I look..so many cute cute scenes..I am too shy to take pics:(

Halloween~

I remember being in a transaction for a home..and my kids were waiting for me..

Anyways I was home in time and my clients got the home they wanted..

I  also remember a less than stellar Halloween eve..when I went out w/ childhood girlfriends and came home at 2 AM:(
My husband was shocked to say the least..not impressed ..is a better term;)
In my defense..I was in my twenties..with 2 Littles....but not babies..  maybe they were 6 and 7 1/2..
...and 99% of those childhood friends were single..:)
And had to dress my Littles..and be a Happy Halloween mom~
I did it!

Hopefully no one here is perfect.

So funny how in today's day and age I don't think a husband would voice an opinion:)


I LOVE how I can laugh about it now...but back then..not so much~


This year Noah is into..Frankenshtein..yes he says Shtein:)



Frankenshtein and his bride;)Photo,courtesy of his mama:)
His mom..has always loved decorating pumpkins..
  not as much as  someone else's mom..♥
But she does love it..

58 comments:

  1. Noah is adorable! All the photos are great - what a fun time of year. Great makeup! Happy Halloween!

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    1. Thanks Tricia..she's a kindergarten teacher..:) She knows all the ropes!

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  2. I always love the little details in your photos, Monique. The small cat silhouettes on the hot chocolate are adorable. I wondered what those little shapes were. My children always got so excited about Halloween - almost as much as Christmas. Not too many kids come around any more because of organized activities at their schools. I miss the little ones coming to the door.

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    1. Quite the situation here in QC and schools..teachers strikes so many activities are not going to happen..Mylène,Noah and Alain did get dressed up for Noah's and tonight the cousins will haunt together:)

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  3. Noah Jack Skellington is definitely a F A V E ! The rainy pumpkin photo is very cool too. Beautiful cappuccino! Hugh bought 2 bags of candy. I bought one (mini hershey's chocolate bars) We'll be lucky if we have 2 or 3 trick or treaters tomorrow. More for the big kids. Have a great weekend xoxo

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    1. Ahhh, a cat stencil for hot chocolate = very clever!

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    2. If you are certain to no have a lot of Littles..get treats you like;) Or can bake with:)

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  4. Noah's costume should win a prize. It's very clever, and he of course is adorable.
    I had no idea what the stencils were far until you showed the hot chocolate. Cute idea!
    It has been a very rainy day here. Many areas of Austin are flooded again, but not our area. More rain is expected, so our Halloween could be a dark and stormy night.
    Happy Halloween to you and your littles.

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    1. Thanks Sarah.. that dollar store.I tell you..temptations abound;)Cozy up by the fie maybe you three?:)

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  5. So many fun memories! I wonder when I will grow too old for making a big fuss out of Halloween!
    I just love Noah's Jack Skellington - make up and costume - so great.
    The stencils are wonderful - they make the cocoa look so upscale! Hope you have a fun Halloween!

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    1. DONTGROWUP.
      Stay the way you are..I was a bit like you way back when:)

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  6. Quelles superbes pumpkins !
    J'adore <3
    Fêter Halloween a toujours quelque chose d'unique et particulier, d'une magie un peu noire mais délectable :)
    Joyeux Halloween !

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  7. You have gotten me in the mood. Leaving to visit the Grandkids this morning. Happy Halloween Monique and family.

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  8. Thanks for the mention M. If your blog was a book I would buy it for all my friends.

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  9. C'est magnifique ce ton ornage et noir ... et ces mini cakes....coup de coeur pour ton Halloween ! Bises et bon w.e.

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    1. :)Bon W/E vous aussi..que de belles choses chez vous!

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  10. Happy Halloween Monique! I have enjoyed all the photos, but especially of the boys. Your grandsons are so sweet! I sure wish I could see mine on Halloween. I will have to wait and see if anyone posts any photos and then enjoy them that way. Sometimes I get lucky and they do! I am not perfect by any stretch! I think younger women today have a lot more freedom than we had when we were younger. I could be wrong though. It's a whole different world! Have a wonderful day and evening! xoxo

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    1. A LOT more freedom:)
      Really I laugh at it now..but it took years..I hope you get to see them ALLx

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  11. Oh my goodness your cupcakes are adorable! If Julie Child could use parsley to hide mistakes, you can use icing. I need to know your sources for the cupcake baking pans and those adorable silhouette devices. I made box mix cupcakes and topped them with a tricolor buttercream icing. They were not as pretty as the sur la table catalog so no pics were taken. On the ones with white icing, sprinkles saved me too. Enjoy them dressing up, Frankie is too old for it so he says. Little miss K will be Elsa with an Elsa braid attached to her hair. Funny story of your girls night out but at least you are not still doing it so Jacques can breath a sigh of relief! Happy Halloween and Bon weekend!

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    1. He probably wishes I was doing that now;)
      The cupcake baking pans..have to put my thinking cap on..not new of this year..the stencils..Dollar Store..

      Frankie is 10 right? Lulu is still going out..I guess..because they ALL go..
      I see Elsa everywhere and want it all for K:)

      Michael's had so much stuff..have you seen it?

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    2. No he will be 12 in December! I'll check some



      I found the cupcake baking cups and the order has been placed. Frankie will be 12 in December. I don't get to Michael's but may have to go to see what they have.



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  12. OMG and the "le table de nana" in alphabet soup is so so clever!!!

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    1. :) You my dear are so very very observant.

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  13. Fun post, especially for Halloween. Noah is adorable. How fun to see the littles all dressed up. Super cute pumpkins too. I admire people who can carve a pumpkin. Have a happy Halloween.

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    1. Me too Linda..I would not have the hand strength to carve a pumpkin anymore..I abuse myself w/ butternut squash..and opening water bottles..:)

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  14. Noah is a frightening vampire, What a sweet post. I must confess Halloween is not one of my favourite events.

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    1. It is freaky Esme..it is.
      Give me Easter and Peter Rabbit.

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  15. Love seeing the boys dressed up! I miss that! It is raining here and supposed to continue all day. That will put a damper on some of the kids getting out.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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    1. I get it.. cute costumes in QC ..well they are few and far between..in the past kids have had snowsuits on top..or under..hats and mitts and tuques and boots..California is the place for Halloween..:)
      California is the place we oughta be..so they loaded up their stuff and moved to..:)

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  16. I found the take a bite cupcake pans! I think I will do Christmas/winter themed stencils for the hot chocolate. This blog is so inspiring! My family loves you for all the inspiration you have given me (and they get to enjoy the creations!).

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    1. I was just going to Google! For you!
      If you cannot get the stencils at your $ store..I will send you two of mine..it's a set of 4.
      So next year we can both have them.
      :)

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    2. You are so sweet! I'll look and let you know.

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  17. The photo from the web - looks just like that outside here today - except for the color of the leaves. Pouring buckets! By the end of Trick or Treating at 7:00 pm the rain will subside so maybe we will have a few beggars. Noah's costume from last year was the best! Hope we get to see Frankenshein too :). Our boys are gladiators this year and they still love stuff animals too. I hope your day is filled with many treats and no tricks :)

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    1. He is a Storm Trooper this year..Costco..he loved it and his mamam said ok:)
      I have had that rainy weather for H..

      I hope your weather turns peachy:)
      Hope I see your boys:)

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  18. I wish somehow I could smell how wonderful your home always smells :) I vote you Nana of the Year!! :)

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    1. Bev..I know way better nanas..I just write about my experiences....More do more..and don't document all their pleasures..

      You're a great nana!

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  19. Je pense que même à bien plus de 15 ans, ils adoreront tes monstres en fourrure. Il en va ainsi chez nous de plein de "traditions" bizarres auxquelles les garçons tiennent plus que tout ! ;o) Elle est chouette, cette tradition d'Halloween ... J'adore, à cette époque de l'année, regarder les jolis décors autour de vos maisons nord-américaines. Ici, rien de semblable, tristement ... Le fait de parler d'Halloween déchaîne les passions et ses détracteurs sont légion ... On se demande pourquoi ça les met si mal à l'aise ... Dommage, j'aurais adoré que notre partie du monde s'approprie cette fête un jour ... On aurait pu sortir avec les copines d'enfance jusqu'à point d'heure, nous aussi ! ;o)) Tant pis. Quand le besoin de fête terrifiante se fait sentir, on file à Londres ! ;o) Ainsi va la vie !
    Bises
    Hélène
    Bisous et bravo pour tes cupcakes, même out of a mix ! Les garçons ont dû être ravis. Tu me rappelles souvent quelqu'un ... Moi, peut-être ??? ;o)))

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    1. J'aimerais bien..te ressembler:)♥
      J'ai une copine..sa belle-fille est italienne..et l'Halloween est..comment dirais~je.?Un peu taboo...un peu pas mal.
      Une scène.. que je me souviendrai toujours..One True Thing..Meryl Streep..et l'Halloween chez elle..
      Ce film est un coup de coeur pour moi..
      Londres..un jour?:)

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  20. Esto es Halloween. Boo !!!!!!
    Besos

    lagalletarota.blogspot.com

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  21. Love that pic of Jack Skellington!
    Wonderful memories Monique!
    I must do a post next year...on the various costumes I assembled for my 3!
    And the boyfriend and I! Many parties back then....
    Enjoy the rest of your day...happy November!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. My daughter had 16 kids at her house for Halloween..snacks.. dinner etc..before the festivities and after.God Bless Her..
      Not counting the trick or treaters..lucky little troup to have so many people to share halloween w/.

      It's getting bigger and bigger here..like everything else.
      Looking forward to seeing you and le boyfriend:)
      I should dig up a few of our daughter's costume pics too:)
      Tag:)

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  22. Love Noah's beautiful vampire picture and outfit. Look's like you are having a wonderful Halloween.

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    1. The kids had a ball Cheri..it just seems to be getting bigger and bigger!

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  23. Such cute photos...love the gif of pumpkins in the rain. Halloween is always such fun...I remember up north, people went crazy with decorations. Such a blast for everyone. In Florida, not so much. For one thing, the pumpkins rot in the sun. I don't even bother putting one out anymore. Still, a few in the neighborhood have some decorations up.

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    1. New England..very big..and in QC too..Here squirrels adore our pumpkins and ravage them..It is quite a creative holiday..
      I remember liking The MUnsters on TV as a child..

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  24. I can tell you had a fun - sorry, scary - holiday, Monique.
    Amalia
    xo

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  25. Have a spooky weekend :) Your pictures are lovely and I guess you will have a lovely weekend too!
    Warm hug from Titti

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