Tuesday, October 30, 2012

BOO-barians!

With Sandy making her way northward, we're having high winds with a promise of even stronger gusts through the night and tomorrow. The power flickers slightly every now and then, so I thought I'd get this post done while I'm able. (Just as I typed this, the power and therefore the computer shut down for a moment).

I hope every one of you on the eastern of the U.S and Canada are staying dry, warm and safe. Please check in when you can

The following photos were snapped last Hallowe'en.



pumpkins
Pumpkins were waiting patiently for their night to shine.





halloween rat
Do you suppose this could be a pumpkin pie-rat?






Winston 

Pan
Peter Pan was traveling the streets of Never Never Land.






Tinkerlily
As was TinkerLily.





barbarian 

family
Then there was my son, Alex the barbarian, his savage girlfriend, Veronica and their misfit love child, Short Straw. They made their own costumes - Alex and Veronica, that is. There was thread, fur, lacing and leather bits all over the place during the process but I think they did a great job.






barbarian 

drink
Drinking a Hallowe'en toast..






barbaric 

kiss
.. to Barbarian love!


I hope you have a wonderful spook night ! You're all such a treat to know.

51 comments:

Leave It To Davis said...

Great costumes! Your son doesn't look a bit like you, does he? lol I never saw someone look so much like their parent, except for my own hubby and his mom. He got his looks from his mom, too.

I'm right there with you praying for all on the east coast!

Stephen Hayes said...

Great pictures as always. Stay safe out there. I hope you ride out this storm with as little inconvenience as possible.

ADRIAN said...

Stay safe.
Another good set.

ladyfi said...

How boo-tiful!

Hope you are all safe!

Andy said...

Looks like Halloween is a lot of fun at your house.

Nadezda said...

Hilary! Your son and his girlfriend did a very pretty costumes!I hope this year Halloween will pass happily!

SueAnn Lommler said...

The barbarians look fabulous and I love her tattoo!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Tabor said...

Boo!

Anvilcloud said...

A good time was had by all.

Brian Miller said...

wow what awesome barbarian pics....i love seeing the kids dressed up...they are so cute...

we made it through, and with luck...only lost power for a few hours and lost a strip of gutter...thoughts for those dealing with worse...

Gary's third pottery blog said...

damn awesome costumes alright!!!!

DJan said...

Glad to see you were able to get this up before the power went out. Millions without power today! I am glad that the worst is over. Great pictures! I look forward to this year's some day.

CorvusCorax12 said...

great pictures, and the barbarian costume are super

ellen abbott said...

I thought maybe they were some of the lost boys (and girl).

TexWisGirl said...

your son and his girlfriend are very creative and talented. :)

the little ones are cute.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Oh how fun Halloween is if you let yourself get into it!

Indrani Ghose said...

The news of Sandy scares.
Hope you and all your loved ones are safe.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

If A&V ever need to earn some extra cash, I think they could make and sell Halloween costumes! They did a fabulous job!
You even make a pie-rat look good ;)
And of course the kidlets are adorable.

The worst I had heard last night from friends in Northern Virginia was power outages and water pouring in via leaks. One friend had measured 5 inches of rain in 24 hours.

Stay dry and warm!

Suldog said...

The Barbarians appear very much in barbarian love! Cool costumes!

missing moments said...

I love their costumes! Great job! We survived Sandy with no damage and I hope you will be as lucky!

Elaine said...

I found your blog through other comments . Your photos are fantastic . So your in Mississauga ? we are west and south of you just up from Port Burwell . Nice to meet and see another fellow snap happy Canadian blogger ! I am now following your wonderful blog ! Have a great day !

Linda said...

Ya gotta love Peter Pan, Tinkerlily, and Short Straw. Alex and Veronica did indeed do a good job on their costumes. Alex apparently gets his creativity from his mom.

Lisa Gordon said...

Great costumes, and such wonderful photos, Hilary.
They truly make me smile.
I hope the winds are not too bad, and pass by you quickly.
xo.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Those are the cutest barbarians I've ever seen. :) Hope you stay out of Sandy's reach. Thinking of you and everyone affected...

Glo said...

Boo to you, too! Wonderful costumes :) Tomorrow the boos and ghouls will be prowling the neighbourhood once again looking for treats. :)

yaya said...

I do love Halloween! Thankfully we had trick or treat last week...our town always has it the Thursday before Halloween..so this nasty hurricane rain and wind won't hurt our kiddos at all. Love your son's costume!..hey, I have the same short straw in my yard! (long lost twin?) Hope you can keep the electric going during this crazy weather! Happy Halloween!

Bob Bushell (Male, I think) said...

Nice kiss, all dressed up.

Red said...

Looks like Halloween in your area is a big deal! It's not a big issue here. I think people in your son's age group have some costume parties.
I hope that Sandy was not too hard on you.

Mental P Mama said...

Well, it's always a treat to visit here!! Stay dry!

Reb said...

Great job on the costumes. The kids are so cute all dressed up.

SandyCarlson said...

Let's hear it for those Barbarian haberdashers! Great costumes. And warm, too.

I hope Sandy is kind to you. She's doing a number on our neighbors though we've gotten by with a few flickers of the light. Take care!

Kat said...

Love the barbarian costumes! Very creative. And I want a horn flask. That is way too cool.

Hope you still have your power on!

Dave said...

I enjoyed your photos of years gone by Halloweens. Kids look great in costumes. I liked the little ones especially, but so did your son and his girlfriend look good - Dave

Dave said...

I enjoyed your photos of years gone by Halloweens. Kids look great in costumes. I liked the little ones especially, but so did your son and his girlfriend look good - Dave

Rob-bear said...

Delightful pictures. Hope everyone has good fun this year. And that Sandy doesn't drown out the festivities.

christopher said...

Not sure what this day will be like. My son's school is still closed. I'm going to try to make it into work. Guess I will see as we go.

CiCi said...

They make a great couple. Looks like they have a good time together.

For me, today means starting to take down the decorations for October and get things ready for the November decorations at the senior center. I did manage to enlist some aid, a gal friend says she will help me the next two months and see how it works for her to give up that time. She knows how much it would help so she is being a sweetheart.

messymimi said...

Hope the weather cooperates and all of you have a fun time tonight!

Daryl said...

BOOtiful job on the costume ...

Betty Manousos said...

wow the children are adorable and so very cute!!

thank you for the delightful post and photos!

happy halloween!

big hugs~

sage said...

Have a happy halloween and hopefully Sandy has about blown out her steam... We're mainly getting rain.

Tammie Lee said...

fun and wonderful post
are you ok from the storm? I hope so. sending light ~

Hilary said...

Yes thanks, Tammie Lee and everyone else .. we were fine. Strong winds, a few downed trees where we walk Benny and the creek was running swift and high but nothing serious. I hope everyone else can say the same.

Enjoy spook night!

photowannabe said...

Happy Halloween to you too Hilary. Love your photos and hope the winds aren't too fierce for you and that the power stayed on. Many of my East Coast friends are without power.
Here on the West Coast it's trying hard to rain. Hopefully it will hold off till late night and then get it out of it's system. Its suppose to get warm again by the weekend.
Hope you find your new home soon.

Barbara said...

Cute photos, especially the barbarians!! Hope you didn't get much from Sandy besides those flickers!

Maggie May said...

Beautiful pictures........ all of them.
Hope Sandy didn't cause a big problem for you and I hope Halloween went well.
We were appalled to see the problems with Sandy on the TV and the vast expanse it covered.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Crabby McSlacker said...

Great halloween pictures! And hope you avoided any storm damage or hassles.

And I hate to think what sort of folks are now going to google into your site looking for "barbarian love pictures." Eeek.

NitWit1 said...

Halloween was really creative. photogenic, and a bit scary around you this year!!

Country Girl said...

Oh, these are just plain fun. Love the barbarian costumes.

Linda said...

Playing catch up after a crazy busy week and weekend. Those are some killer costumes. I love the pie rat too. Clever!

lime said...

ah, it's a fun night for kids....of any age ;)