While summer is hands down my favorite season, fall is a VERY close second. Apples, fresh cider and doughnuts, pumpkins, warm days and cool nights, colorful leaves, a cozy fall wardrobe, football, and my very favorite: Halloween!!
I love decorating the house for fall and it's an easy transition to the Halloween decorations which come out Oct. 1st of every year. I leave up my fall decor and just add the spooky spiders, web, bats, mice, etc. to the mix. The extent of Halloween decor depends upon if we are hosting a party that year or not. This year we were not, so I kept it simple.
|The orange lights provided a fun glow at night|
I found two boxes that fit around the boys perfectly and cut off the flaps so I had two square boxes with four connecting sides. Next I punched four small holes (two in the front of the box and two in the back) to string the black elastic straps through. I then covered the boxes entirely with yellow poster paper and poked the elastic string through the holes while knotting the ends securely to make the straps. I had the boys try them on but the straps were slipping off their shoulders. With the boys wearing them, I tied the front and back straps together with a twisty tie which did the trick. I knew I could make the bulldozer with cardboard but I was stumped on how to make a shovel for the digging arm. This is when I called in help from my mom. She came over with a box of supplies and in the end, we decided that a crane with a Styrofoam wrecking ball would be more feasible. The crane itself consisted of multiple layers of black construction paper rolled up into a cylinder, black string, black electrical tape, and a Styrofoam ball spray painted black.
|My little crane|
|My little bulldozer|
One of our traditions has been attending our zoo's annual Halloween party where there is trick or treating, face painting, arts and crafts, and special treats for the animals. We have been doing this since the boys' second Halloween with a group of friends.
|My sister and niece's first time at the zoo boo|
|Dessert table at my sister's house on Halloween night|