Thursday, October 18, 2007

Preparing for Halloween

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Aidan's enthusiasm for any/all holidays increases each year. I'd much rather decorate for Thanksgiving, and had already started collecting items for our cornucopia. Luckily Aidan has a dad who enjoys Halloween as much as he does, and they strung pumpkin lights outside and pulled out all the ghosts and pumpkin goodies.



Then we decided to make a Halloween tree (inspired by BHG ). I love that it become a total family project. We asked Bri to bring us home a branch from the woods, which he then spray-painted black for us and planted in cement--using a $1 metal tub ala Target. Meanwhile Aidan had made plenty of ghosts, Frankensteins, and bats. I printed photos from past Halloweens and hung them with the orange ribbon. Sean got to help his big brother add the icky spiderweb stuff. Aidan continues to add to it---a big skeleton showed up the other day, and a black cat is now sitting on one of the pumpkins.



I love the idea that we can pull out the now-ready branch every year and the boys can go to town making the scary decorations for it.



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