October 11, 2008

Introducing Mr. Spider & other creatures that lurk at the Kenward household...

After several hours of tweaking and the supervision of several neighborhood boys, Mr. Spider is finally positioned in our yard. He's been with us for the last ten years (in various forms). His eyes are made out of Emma's former baby food glass jars which are filled with tiny Christmas lights. His body is made of a card table, chicken wire and black plastic. His legs are miniature Christmas lights and metal stakes. In our former Greenville house, he was perched on the roof.

As you can see from this picture, Josie has continued to do well with all the Halloween madness.

For the last three years, we have had a family of ghosts that live in the front yard. If you notice in the background shot of this picture, Jason is standing outside one of windows. I still have to remind myself that he isn't real when I look out the window at night.

Freddy also lives in our graveyard. Aside from our newly acquired Dracula, Chris has made each of our creatures by hand. He's definitely the mastermind behind the majority of our decorations.

Care for a hug?

My former Egyptian princess costume is now an outdoor creature that floats over the graveyard.

Despite the gore in the front yard, the garland on our front porch is very festive.

Believe it or not, this is only the beginning of our outdoor decorations. Woo ha ha ha!!! Be sure to check back later for more pictures.


The Young's said...

OH MY KIM....you guys DO go all out don't you!! AMAZING!!!! Do you decorate this elaborate for Christmas too?!?! That MUST be a lot of work!!!! So cool! Looks like the kiddos enjoy it too!!! Well...I'm glad that Mimi went to Disney with us...now the two little ones have a costume for this year!! :) I've missed commenting on your blog and hearing from you too!!! Thanks for always checking up on us!! We have been having a great time. I'm SO glad we're all feeling better!! Hope yall have a great weekend!!

Shanna said...

Okay, I am thinking....should the Brown's decide to take another "fly by the seat" trip, we are heading to your house!! Amazing Kim, truly amazing. NOT showing my girls anymore of your posts. The pressure to keep up is killing me!! heh.

Mike and Barb said...

I truly admire your dedication :-)))
While you're right about me not liking Halloween, I think it's cool to see you guys doing all of this as a FAMILY!!
Keep those pictures coming!!
Aren't you glad it's NOT snowing at your house????
Love, Barb (cold and tired of snow already *LOL*)

Robin Miller said...

I am loving watching the Kenward House turn into Spookywood! I do have to admit that it makes me quite ashamed to even show my pitiful little decorations. I have shown your pictures to everyone who comes to my house....and they are all truly AMAZED!
I want to come! I want to come! I want to come! (Could you hear my whine?!)
Keep the pics coming!

PandaMom said...

Wow! You really DO go all out for Halloween. My little one won't even go in stores with scary creatures much less have them at her home! AHHH! Everything looks festive! ; )

Caroline said...

Totally insane. I love it! What a scream! We can't wait for the actual party pix!

Pam said...

Wow! I've never seen anything like it and you're not done yet? I found you through Kay Bratt's blog. So is that an open invitaion to your Halloween party? Just Kidding!