Thursday, October 2, 2008
I love this time of year! October we get to spend the month getting ready for Halloween, November Thanksgiving and December Christmas! There are always tons of easy and fun crafts and activities to do with kids during this time of year which gives us something to look forward to each day/week. Yesterday the kids and I pulled out our Halloween decorations! We went back to the garden and picked out 5 pumpkins: one for each family member(how cool is that?! To get pumpkins from your own garden in your backyard!). We'll probably paint and/or carve them in a couple of weeks.Today the kids and I made a Halloween tree(thanks Lindsay for the idea!). This was great because the kids got to help and it took quite a bit of time. First we went outside and found some sticks, brought them in, stuck them in a vase and then we pulled out markers, construction paper, tissues, bubble gum(to stuff the 'ghost' tissues with because that's what we had on hand) and cotton balls and we created our own little home made Halloween tree. And the great thing about this is that we don't have to store it for a year to use again next Halloween, instead we can just throw it away and make a new which will give us something to look forward to and time to busy ourselves.