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.