What makes it officially Halloween at our house is when Carrie comes over and sets up the Halloween display on the porch. If we don't have any other decorations we always have that display.
She and her dad get a bale of hay, and they take the scarecrows from the attic and buy some gynormaous pumpkins and some colorful mums that are not open yet, and set up the display.
This is Carrie modeling in her Halloween scene. Frank was inside destroying a picture of parrots that hangs in the hallway. Shattered the glass all over the floor.
This year we tried to get McGee in the picture. But he was not cooperating.
He left once.
Considered leaving a third time.
I tried convincing him to be still and be one with the scene.