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Happy Halloween!


I hope  you are having fun with Onyx.  He wants you to meet some of his  friends.


This is Susie. Onyx is amazed at how much candy she received at the party. I don't think Onyx would want to eat any of the "people" candy though. He much prefers "cat" treats. Besides, he knows they are better for him than candy. Ah, if people were as smart as lil Onyx. Hm!




Looks like Onyx's friends may have to find out the hard way. (grin)

Now, on the other hand, here is his buddy, Bandy.  Do you see him "still" begging for more candy? I know his bag looks empty but that's because he has already eaten everything that was in it.  Boy, is he gonna have a big ole tummy ache. Try and tell him that though. (grin)




Now how would you like to make a snack? Have you ever made pumpkin seeds before? Below is a recipe that really works nicely. Enjoy and have fun!


Pumpkin Seed Recipe

(Please do this with adult supervision)

Scoop out the insides of the pumpkin and save the white seeds. Rinse them off as much as possible to get rid of the slimy pulp. 

Put the seeds in a pot with a quart of water. Add 1/2 cup of salt.  Bring the seeds to a boil on the stove and then let them cook 15-20 minutes until they turn a brownish gray.

When the seeds are done, drain out the water, rinse them and spread on a cookie sheet.  

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle a little salt on the seeds and bake for 15 -20 minutes until they dry out and turn yellowish white. Keep checking on them so they don't turn brown and burn.

Some people eat the seeds whole while others crack them open and eat the seed inside. 


These are decorations I made for our patio. 

See the Cat and Pumpkin pics? Then I painted real pumpkins. Do you like the owl at the far right?  I used paint on the pics and permanent marking pens on the pumpkins. 

Something Fun to Do.........

click the picture for instructions to make your own skeletons and aliens from old milk or water jugs.


The Neighborhood Phantom! Boo!

(This is something you can start in your own neighborhood the week of Halloween.)

One night we received a knock on the door. When we went to answer it, there was no one there but there was a bag..........

Inside the bag, we found a Halloween candle, two coloring books, a black and orange mug stuffed with an envelope of hot chocolate, and a poem:

The Phantom haunts you happily from now through Halloween
and was delivered by a friend who (hopefully) was not seen.

The spirit of the neighborhood has come to wish you well
Someone, somewhere, selected you to receive this happy spell.

You must display the Phantom on your door so all can spy
That you're already haunted by this happy little guy.

Then fix three sacks with goodies like the one given to you,
Ring someone's bell and leave a bag and make them happy too.


I hope you have enjoyed spending this Halloween with Onyx and his friends.  Have a safe and Happy Halloween!  Here is a little "Treat" for you to remember us by. (Don't forget to link back to our homepage.)



And, if you have a Halloween Quilt, please feel free to "adopt" any or all of these quilt squares: 

Don't forget the link back to my homepage.



Don't forget to visit my Autumn,  Harvest, and Thanksgiving pages. 

Timmy the Scarecrow in Training and Onyx are waiting for you.  




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The dancing pumpkins above came from Valentina's site.

The candy corn came from BillyBear's site.

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This site originated on December 30, 1999