H-A-LL-O-W-EE-N Spells Halloween!

I know I’ve said this before, but Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Thought in recent years things have been tamed down with the kids, we still get excited about the 31st of October.

This year there is a lot to be excited about. Lex and Loki are getting into the spirit of things by helping decorate the apartment today. I pulled stuff I had packed away. I don’t have nearly as much as I once had, but we still make it worth it. This also allowed me to take down Lex’s Cars Birthday sign, since I needed to talk him into it. I pulled our my hand-painted skull lanterns. The ceramic white ghost that was once my Mom and Dad’s (I really need to get a light kit for it again). A little witch I made before the kids were born out of newspaper, wire and clay. I still don’t know how she has managed to survive this long. I did have these amazing Nightmare Before Christmas mini statues, but last year Lex broke Jack and Sally.

We hung cobwebs and ghosts. I made spiders our of pipe-cleaners and pom-poms. Lex and Loki made pumpkins for their walls. I cut the paper pumpkins and their decorated them. Once finished they hung them in their rooms. Loki went to bed with her 3 pumpkins on her walls, but Lex wasn’t as brave. He had me clear out all his hard work before turning in for bed. When it got dark we turned on the cheesy fire cauldron, which Lex was very concerned about. He kept saying it was getting hot, I don’t think he gets that it’s a little fan, a orange light and some blowing fabric. Ahh to be a kid again.

We have more to do tomorrow. I might look at making a cookie haunted house with them, but that might be for another weekend later in the month. We still have bats, cats, rats and bugs (I know it doesn’t rhyme) out of black paper to make. I still have to decide if the Lego City that gets decorated at Christmas, will receive a spooky touch this season. Might have to get some vampires and witches from the second wave of mini-figures.

I have to put something in here about Lex’s pumpkins. He worked very hard and was very excited about them. Each one he made special. One he put glasses on. Another has a scar. One was even sad. Loki did some drawing on hers, but she had gone to bed by the time I started to take photos of things. We also worked on cut out faces, but that was mainly me cutting and Lex telling me the type of face he wanted for his new orange friends.

I have to pick up a wreath so I can deconstruction my Medusa wig from a few years ago, and make a snake wreath for our front door, since I got rid of my shrunkin head arrangement last year.

Along with decorating today, I started to work on Lex’s Woody shirt. I had ordered solid plain longs sleeve t-shirts from Hanes for the costumes and picked up a red fabric pen at A.C. Moore this morning while we were out for a bit. I started making the 1 inch checker pattern on the shirt. I think I’m going to add the stitches Andy sews on Woody’s right arm (from Toy Story 2) too. We still have to pick the cow print fabric, but this is coming along. I have the felt and ribbon for Loki’s Jesse shirt. I know once they see the outfits they will be excited. Plus once this is all done, we’ll have costumes when we watch Toy Story 3 on DVD on November 2nd. Yee Haw!

Oh one last thing I almost forgot to mention. October 31st is the premier of AMC’s The Walking Dead. If you haven’t read the graphic novel written by Robert Kirkman (art by Tony Moore/Chris Adlard) you should its great. I’ve fallen behind in my reading, but it’s one of those books I pick-up from time to time. It’s a story of life following a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, lead by police officer Rick Grimes as they search for a safe and secure home.  The show starts at 10PM. Thank you AMC, for putting this on the air and for letting it start after season 4 of Mad Men ends!

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~ by Cute Fan Girl on October 3, 2010.

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