Amara’s Haunted House

Grandma Kc wrote this on October 30th, 2011 12 Replies

Amara spent the night with us Saturday night and as always we had a blast. This week’s movie was Bright Eyes with Shirley Temple and while I don’t think it was Amara’s favorite, Grampy and I really enjoyed it! Seeing southern California, especially the Valley and the Burbank Airport in the mid thirties was kind of nostalgic in a strange way. We both moved there during the sixties and are so amazed how much it has changed from then to now and this was even more so!

But the best part was this morning. Amara’s Mommy had gotten us a pre-assembled haunted house to decorate. We hadn’t done one of these in a long time and since tomorrow is Halloween we had to do it this morning! While we had some small problems along the way, this was perfect Grandma Kc and Amara time! The first problem was our pre-assembled house had a broken roof. And while I like puzzles I could not figure out how to put the pieces back together again. I didn’t know what to do and we were trying to just put large chunks anywhere and Amara decided she would just make the broken roof part of why the house was scary. We improvised!

Amara mixing purple frosting

She loved making the purple icing.

Amara sampled purple frosting

And eating the purple icing.

Grandma Kc and Amara

Grandma Kc likes frosting!

Grandma Kc likes to eat frosting fingers

and eating fingers!

Frosting the haunted house

The instructions say that the icing will not be fluffy but will be the consistency of toothpaste, which it was but have you ever tried to frost something with toothpaste? This did not daunt Amara. She decided the icing looked like it was melting and dripping down the sides of the house and that this made it even scarier!

Amara's Haunted House

This is Amara’s finished haunted house!
Happy Halloween Everyone!

This post has been linked to the GRAND Social blogging event at Grandmas Briefs.

12 thoughts on “Amara’s Haunted House

    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      Amara tried eating a bite of the broken roof – it may be edible but she only took one very small bite! But they do have gingerbread type crafts for almost every holiday; we’ve even done a bunny hutch for Easter.

  1. Sarah

    I have never seen a haunted house like this ever! You two are couple of characters!! Always fun, surprising, and just plain wonderful! Thanks for the sharing!

    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      We really do get a little crazy and silly sometimes – wouldn’t have it any other way! Happy Halloween! Hope the goblins don’t get you!

    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      I will have to print some of those pictures and send them to Mom. She kind of started it all. xoxo

  2. Grams

    How fun is that. I’ve never heard of making a haunted house like a gingerbread house. I’m tucking this idea away for future use with the granddaughters.

  3. Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs

    Fun, fun, fun, broken house or not. It turned out perfectly spooky. I agree on the toothpaste-y icing make it seem even scarier. Kudos to Amara for not letting a less-than perfect package getting the best of her or a good time. Great photos of the good time.

    Thank you for sharing the festive fun on the GRAND Social!


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