Thursday, October 11, 2012

Here Comes Halloween

Aiden is LOVING Halloween this year.  He is going to be Captain America for trick or treating and he has his Spiderman bag from last year.  I remember when I was little this was probably my favorite holiday.  The older I got, the more it moved towards Christmas.  Ariel is still obsessed with Halloween.  It's pretty much HER holiday.  She goes all out with the decorations every year.  When I went to her house Tuesday, I decided I need to beef up my decor a little.  Mostly for Aiden.  Last night I made a new wreath while Aiden started working on a Halloween painting.  I think the wreath turned out pretty good.  I'm not sure how well it will hold up over time though (lots of glitter and feathers).

After we were done with our crafts, we set up some decorations around the house.  Aiden is so into it that I let him put a spiderweb up and some other spooky items in his room.  I didn't do much when compared to Ariel, but I took a few photos that I sent to the family:

Every time we go to Target (which is at least once a week), Aiden wants to walk through the Halloween section.  I couldn't believe it when he wanted to push the buttons for the spooky animatronics. 

When I was little, I grew up in an old Victorian home.  Our house was the place to go for Halloween.  My dad put up a giant spiderweb and spider on the side of the house.  Our front porch was decked out in spiderwebs and the candy bowl sat between a papier-mache clown and my dad.   My dad took some of my brother's old baby clothes and stuffed them so it looked real.  Then he stuck his head and hands through styrofoam so his face and hands completed the stuffed clothes.  I hope that makes sense.  It was creepy.  I don't think I'll ever go that far for Halloween.  I absolutely despise scaring people (let alone small children) because I know how much I hate to be scared.

I went to Google maps to get a photo of our old house.  The yard looks totally different and the house has been painted a peachy-pink color, but you get the gist of what we had going for us on Halloween.

I need to buy Nightmare Before Christmas.  That's a good Halloween movie that I could watch with Aiden.


Alexa said...

I loved Halloween as a kid as well. I think you are right, that as time goes on we have to keep it all up for our kids. Just listening to your memories reminds me of mine. My parents had HUGE Halloween parties. Our front yard was a graveyard with all the guests names and clever sayings about why they died. It was epic. I need to step it up myself :).

Anonymous said...

Your house is/was gorgeous! And perfect for Halloween!!! And that clown stuff sounds a little too scary for me -- I'm such a wuss! Just imagine how cool its going to be once Mila gets into it too!!! YOUR house will become "the place to be" for Halloween!
Just make sure you take PLENTY of pictures :)

Nikki said...

HA. No shortage of picture taking over here!!

Sara's Satire said...

Geez! Your childhood home is gorgeous! I can totally see it decked out for halloween and Christmas. Every year, I tell myself I am going to step it up on the decorations, and then the holiday arrives and I'm, I'll do it for next year! LOL This year I actually entertained the idea of having a halloween party, but - no, not gonna happen. I never dressed up for halloween, my mom always said we were too old for it. I think the last time I had a costume was when I was it was never big in our house, but now I find myself wanting to participate. The kids (especially Logan) are really excited and I am excited about making Landry's costume this year! I think I may try to make a few halloween decorations and then move on to Thanksgiving....that way if I start now, I might actually have enough to really be festive...and I REALLY need to start making some Christmas stuff! Yikes!

Anyway, your wreath is awesome! Love it!

Nikki said...

Sara, what are your kids going to be for Halloween???