Tuesday, November 1, 2011

'Twas A Bootiful Night!

'Twas Hallowe'en night, when all the through the house, every creature was stirring, except not a mouse!

Decorations and candy placed by the front door, with care,
In hopes that trick-or-treaters soon would be there.

The children were dressed as Dorothy and Red Riding Hood,
while mamma and pappa carved pumpkins,
as all parents should.

When out on the porch, arose such a clatter,
the doorbell was ringing, what could be the matter?

I ran to the door, quick as lightening,
the suspense of the night was surely hightening.

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
but a bunch of costumed children, so sweet and so dear!

And that, dear friends, is as far as I'll go,
the trick-or-treaters took off, as you probably know.

They saw ghosts, goblins, scary witches,
and sometimes, they even posed for pictures!

They even dared to go in this tunnel of fright!
Their bags, they grew heavy, their feet, oh-so-tired.
But they trudged on, it was only one night!

Their bags filled with gum, chocolate, and candy
They arrived home, cold n' tired, feeling just dandy!
It was truly a wonderful sight,
Happy Halloween to all, and to all a bootiful night!

Halloween 2011 

This poem was inspired by Clement Clark Moore, author of the poem, "Twas the Night Before Christmas".


  1. Oh, honey...how absolutely darling everything is!! And how fun you made it for the girls and their friends!! I just love Anits's costume, too!! All your decorations, both inside and out are charming, fun, and tasteful!!! And you tell the tale so well...just love it all. What a great time Halloween 2011 was!! Lots of love and hugs, Sherry xxxx

  2. What a great post, Rosinda! I love the poem and all the pictures. Everyone is adorable and the pumpkins are awesome! You guys are talented carvers! My favorite picture has to be the last one -- you and your girls cuddled up together by the fire. Just beautiful. xoxo

  3. How clever you are Rosinda to make such a cute poem about the night. You are so organized and have the house looking so cute, great costumes and wonderful pictures to remember it all. Perfect!!!

  4. The perfect family Halloween! Everyone included-treats for all. You are so good at getting all the details just right! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Wow Rosinda...
    What a beautiful and true story that would stay forever treasured in our hearts. What a smart way to do this. I'm impressed and so proud to be your MOM. You got so much talent. Keep up the wonderful work. I love you so much. XOXOX

  6. wow. Thanks a million for always going that extra step to make everything so special for us all, you truly are wonderful. I love you!

  7. Still laughing! You're so adorable!! Looks like so much fun. Love it all!

  8. You are all so precious---their costumes are darling and their smiles are HUGE---what fun you create for your family---such a delightful mom you are!!!

    And NO, I would NOT go into the tunnel of fright.... BOO!!

  9. Your girls are so brave! I'm pretty sure just *glimpsing* that Tunnel of Fright would've given us nightmares for weeks!

    Happy Halloween!

  10. How fun!! It looks like y'all had a great Halloween! ;)

  11. Sweet post Rosinda! Glad you all had a fun Halloween, we did too!
    Love Morwenna xoxo

  12. What a cute, clever post, Rosinda! You're brilliant! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your girls' costumes! I do so wish I had granddaughters! Oh well...one day maybe! It's too bad that it had to be too cold outside so that they had to cover them up with coats! I love that jack-o-lantern with the hands, acting scared! Too cute! xoxo...Karen