Saturday, October 27, 2007

Halloween with Great Grandmother

Today, we celebrated Halloween early with my Grandmother at the nursing home. I was pleasantly surprised at how the staff worked hard to bring very young children together with their grandparents and great grandparents. Little K loved the dancing and the treats (while we weeded out the candies with peanuts!). We enjoyed a cloudless day in the mid 70s and got some warm sunshine on our faces. Ahhhh.

My Grandmother carefully watched a couple of older men chatting and standing in the middle of the party. Then Grandmother leaned over to us and said, "Looks like they're running for office the way they're standing there." Ha! At 93, she still cracks me up!

If you're looking for some Halloween fun, check out the Children's Museum of Houston.

BASK IN OUR MONSTER MASH BASH!Creepy Creatures WonderWeek and Halloween Party; Open until 8 p.m. on Oct. 31!

Discover what lurks in the dark during our Halloween Creepy Creatures Wonder Week, now through October 31. Dare to trick-or-treat through the haunting hallways of our spine-tingling Mansion each day, plus check out these thrilling activities!

Bat-Mobile: Fly this menacing creature and learn why it’s simply misunderstood!

Spider Web Head: This itsy bitsy spider won’t crawl up the water spout... but up your head to be worn as a hat!

Frankenbugs: Go mad in our Witchy Workshop building a creature whose eyes flash only when its antenna moves!

Creepy Crawly Prints: Celebrate all things creepy and crawly by creating prints of ghostly images of nocturnal creatures on Ultra Violet sensitive paper!

Slimy Grimy: Experiment with mixtures to create the grossest Slime Recipe.

Howl at the moon while you bask in our Monster Mash Bash—Houston’s ultimate Halloween party for kids, on October 31 when we’ll remain open until 8 p.m.!

Grimace and Hamburglar Special Appearances: October 27, 1 – 3 p.m.; October 28, Noon – 1 p.m.; and October 31, 3 – 5 p.m.

Singer-Guitarist Leah White: Monsters creeping on the stage will join this popular children's artist as she performs some of her popular tunes. October 27: 2 p.m.

Mad Science Lab: Chemists from the American Chemical Society will celebrate National Chemistry Week with a Halloween twist. October 27: 1 – 3 p.m.

Ronald McDonald® Magic Show: Be shocked when you get taunted as you try to decipher “just how did he do that?” in this enchanting performance.October 27, 4 p.m.; October 28, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.; and October 31, 5:30 p.m.

DJ Beetlejuice: Let the ghoul times roll as you dance to the hauntingly hip tunes of DJ Beetlejuice. Be sure to come dressed in your most boo-tiful or frightfully freaky costume!October 27, noon – 2 p.m.; October 28, 1 – 3 p.m.; October 31, 3 – 8 p.m.

Halloween Costume Contest: Come show off your Halloween costume on Halloween night! Each participant will receive a certificate and a prize. Winners will receive special prizes! October 31, Registration: 5 - 6:30 p.m.; Contest: 7 p.m.

Have a great time whereever you are! Until the next nap time