For a week, the kids have been chomping at the bit, begging me to start decorating for Halloween. With the flip of the calender to October, we finally dug the bins of fake gravestones, roaches, bones and spiders out of the garage.
The interesting thing about allowing kids to decorate with me is that I end up with completely fantastic vignettes that I would never have had otherwise. Magnified rats...
...roaches in test-tubes...
...and an ungodly number of skeletons hanging from the Halloween tree.
Even though it's still nearly triple digits outside, the addition of all these creepy-crawlies makes it feel as though autumn really is here.
E's big thing this year is that he wants things to "be more scary". :)
I'm not sure that we accomplished that, but I like his enthusiasm.
Time to watch our Halloween cartoons and bust out the apple cider!