Actually there is no option. The boys make me do it.
This year I managed to get the Halloween decorations out sooner than usual. This is good for me. There have even been years where I am pulling out decor the actual day of. True story. But this year not so. I got them all out last Monday. Hooray! That is almost a full two weeks prior to the spooky goblin fest. It's a miracle. You think I'm kidding.
For the record my seasonal wreath always makes it out on the door by October first. This I enjoy. I love the thing and have been working on it for several years.
It's a simple grape vine wreath I picked up at Michael's and as the fall folage goes on sale at the craft stores each season I buy a few pieces to add to it or to replace old or faded items. Sometimes I add a fresh ribbon or a few new berries.
I indeed love it. It's...it's ...ummm... voluptuous! That's the word. I may try that word as a kind way of referring to myself from now on. I'm not pudgy I'm just voluptuous. It could fly. Then again maybe not.
I continued with the decorating I chose to partake in and as I put mums in planters and shifted around gourds...
out of nowwhere this guy appeared! Creepy! He scared me a little.
Wouldn't he scare you? Thought so.
I even have signs to express my exasperation. It helps.
As for the rest of our festive junk items that needed arranging, he wanted to help. So I let him deck out my quickly fading ferns with more Halloween garb.
As he decorated I took a few shots of my lovely "fairy tale" pumpkins that I got my grubby little hands on this year.
Last year they were gone in zero time here in my town and I did not have one to grace my front porch.
It was disheartening. Horrific even. I vowed right then and there that I would never allow that to happen to me again. So about two weeks ago I wrestled a lady in the Whole foods parking lot for this one. I kid. Sorta.
When the boys were much smaller I had decorative Halloween item that were cute and more toddler friendly but as boys have matured they start to ask for things like this collection.
They said something about wanting to create freaky magical potions and turn their Dad into a blob or a frog or something. Who am I to interfere with their creativity. I may even join in this year.
The skeletons here below I thought were just plain cute. Had to purchase the bony creatures. Hear no evil, See no evil. Speak no evil. It's what I'm all about. A little. Somedays.
One fell off the mantle last year and I spent a week gluing him back together before I put him out again this year. Oh the things we do for our skeletons.
Finally the remainder of the Halloween garb was out out of the storage box and .
And we decided to relax with a nice glass of toad stool punch. It's how we roll this time of year.
Cheers! Here's to you!
We hope you have a spooktacular Halloween this year and be safe out there.
Over and out.
The (never gonna like putting out Halloween decorations cause I'm a Grinch) Side Line Mom
This was for you Aunt Jenni since you far away in India and missing Fall this year. Love you!