Saturday, November 4, 2017

Halloween by Mona Risk

My grandchildren claim they had the best Halloween. Not only did they decorate the house, but they also invited their friends to two Halloween parties.

During the first party, two weeks ago, the older kids and their friends decorated and baked Halloween pizza, Halloween cupcakes and Halloween cookies for their own dinner. Later they participated in a pumpkin decoration contest judged by the younger  kids.

A week later, the younger children invited their friends to a costume party and the older kids played judges and awarded prizes.

But that was just the beginning of the Halloween celebration.
A Trunk-and-Treat picnic gathered all the school children for a special costume party in the school yard. Parents and puppies were invited too. Our three-month-old Cockapoo attended in a Bat-dog costume.

And finally, on October 31st, following the tradition, all the kids of the neighborhood walked together and knocked on doors while their fathers trailed at a short distance behind them.

So much Halloweening resulted in an incredible amount of candies.
"I have a special basket for you Grandma," my sweet little granddaughter announced. And immediately added, "but don't touch the big pink bag. It's mine."

Now we will eat our candies and get ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas. And pray to fit in our Christmas outfits.

So how was your Halloween?

Holiday Babies Series

 With high moral values and a strong sense of unity, the Ramsay family counts five daughters—Madelyn, Roxanne, Heather, Claire, Tiffany, and their mother Barbara. Later, stepdaughter Monica Roland joins the clan.

 Holly JollyChristmas: Prequel to the series . Mr. Ramsay is still with his family and Heather is pregnant at eighteen. (Heather’s story)
Christmas Babies: She dedicated her life to her medical career. Now she realizes she has no life. (Madelyn’s story)
Valentine Babies: Can he love a woman expecting another man's baby? (Roxanne’s story)
Mother's Day Babies: Never too late to find love and happiness. (Barbara’s story)
Wedding Surprise: Is it the worst or best wedding surprise? (Claire’s story)
Christmas Papa: Who's my Papa, Mommy? (Monica’s story)
On Christmas Eve: We want a mommy for Christmas. (Tiffany’s story)


  1. Such a fun Halloween for everyone, Mona, and thanks for sharing the pics. Now let the Holidays begin. And your books are perfect for the upcoming Christmas season.