Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Haunted House

We finally finished the haunted house. Yay! I actually finished it on Sunday and then took pictures on Monday and in the process of doing that, I squished my Ipod to death. It was in my front pocket and I went to lie on the floor and my girth was enough to kill it dead. It froze and then gave me a frowny face. A friend at work told me his does that and he shakes it and it works fine, so I shook it last night and it told me to plug it in, then it started doing stuff and froze again. So maybe there is hope, maybe not. ANYWAY, that distracted me to the point of not posting until today, plus I worked last night and this morning. I still greive for my ipod, but I still have my shuffle, which is great in it's own right, but it isn't a replacment. Ok, this post is about the haunted house.
Here is a closeup of the front stoop. If you open the door, there is a ghost inside. You will hear about those skeletons that mark the entrance in a moment.

Side view. I tried to make it rickety and precarious looking. If you open any shutters, you will find a surprise, and I fixed it up so they glow if we put a pumpkin light in there. I tried to fashion the roof after the Psycho house. The fence I made out of skeleton parts maybe turned out a little morbid, but eh. Nothing that bothers me much, nor Scout, but she is a skeleton freak. Anyway, it's kind of fun and should be around for many Halloweens to come.

Some haunted house making shenanagans:

These were Scout's favorite toy for about 4 days. She called them "the giraffes". There were better pics of her holding them, but her face in this one made me laugh so much, I had to use it, so I included a better pic of them below:
Anyway, the giraffes were so funny. They had many adventures, she made them little beds on the roof of the house and they slept there. They talked to all the little creatures in the house, the bats, cats and pumpkins in the windows and called them collectively "spooky things". When she addressed them she would say, "spooky things? Do you want some candy?" Then she would pass out candy corns to everyone (put them outside their windows), and frequently make sure they were all having a good time. The giraffes even got treated to a hippo ride:

She is a hoot.
I had to glue them to the house late at night after she was in bed, because they were always with her otherwise. I don't think she has noticed they are on the house yet.


Amy said...

Em, your house is awesome! I would love to see it in person. Scout will never forget it. She's lucky to have a mom like you! We miss her. Oh, speaking of Scout, where are her cute school pictures you told us about....we're waiting!!!

Sue said...

I love it Em! Your haunted house makes the one I made a few years ago look like the crappy garage to yours. And those pictures of Scout are the best! The hippo ride is great. I can't wait to see it in person on Saturday!

Marcus and Haley Crook said...

Way cute! It looks like you spent a lot of time on it! I'm glad Scout had so much fun with it. Hopefully when she realizes her giraffes are on the house she doesn't get too upset! Haha.

B said...

Her face while holding those "giraffes" is the funniest thing I've ever seen. That's kind of a Matt face. I love the hippo ride too. She's this innocent little sweetums who loves skeletons and spooky things. Maybe she'll be a mortician like Uncle Ben. And that is a scary house. Well done.

Emily said...

Thanks guys, it was fun to do for the most part but I was very glad when I was done.
I was planning on sending you guys some copies of Scouts pics, I suppose I could scan them, but have had poor luck with that in the past.


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