Thursday, October 7, 2010

All Things Halloween

We have been so excited for Halloween this year!
Chance is excited about it enough for our WHOLE family.
So, as soon as the last week in September arrived.....
We decorated!
I think that the holidays are so magical for children, and the memories we make for them and with them are the ones that they will carry fondly throughout their lives.
So we do several holiday crafts together.
These little pumpkins were so simple, yet cute and something the boys could pretty much do on their own.

Chance is actually holding Hunter's and vice versa, but they had a great time regardless.

Aren't these darling? So quick and fun to make, yet add so much.
I put candles in mine so it is fun to see the little candle flicker.
I saw these on several websites, but I think the originator was

My friend Christie and I got together and with her woodcutting skills, we made these pumpkins.
I LOVE that other people have great ideas, and that they are willing to share them with people like me :)

I also took the boys pictures this fall, and got them up. I love the way the fake leaves add to the picture wall.
More Fall colors, and our Halloween book stash.
I think I need to add to the Halloween books because I am beginning to memorize the ones we have.
Last but not least, we have our "Hall of Ghosts and Bats"
The boys love this, and Chance says our house is a
Haunted House.
I am not super extravagant with my holiday decorating, but it is fun for the boys
and that is all that matters.
** You should also note that we have homemade, hand drawn, and halloween clipart
EVERYWHERE you can think of in our house.
Our own Halloween Museum of Art

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

You know it is going to be a GREAT day when.......

This is NO JOKE!!!! So, being the wonderful wife that I am I was making Kelly and egg/bacon/cheese sandwich to eat on his way to work. So, I pulled out the eggs and whisked them up in the pan. Somebody needed help with something, so I left the stove for a minute. When I came back, this is what I saw looking at me.
It is a good old fashioned smiley face.
Really, that is a sign that it is going to be a great day!
Then in the evening Kelly showed up with 3 dozen roses (1 dozen not pictured).
Aren't they beautiful? I knew it was going to be a GREAT day!