It's actually Nov 20th and I'm just now getting to blogging Halloween. Sigh.
A couple of shots of Griff with the pumpkin he designed. Dan handed him a piece of paper and asked him to draw what the jack-o-lantern would look like, then cut the pumpkin to match.
I usually don't get too into the seasonal decorations - there's the commercialism issue, the issue of wastefulness of disposable things, and the issue of how foolish it seems to keep seasonal decorations in storage for most of the year (ugh, accumulation of *stuff* that requires a larger home...more waste!). BUT having a decoration-happy five-year-old is influencing me, and the idea of fostering his developing sense of the cycles of the year by making those cycles more evident around the house appeals to me.
So, this year we got cobwebs, which were the object of Griff's desire. I'm trying to cope with my feelings about disposable decorations. Less disposable: vinyl clings for the front windows, which were a big hit with the boys. More ironic and less cheesy: a horrifying vulture which reminded me a bit of Poe's raven.
Bonus pic of Griff with his post-trick-or-treating loot. He elected to wear his skeleton jammies as a costume. Score - easy to wear, practical, and we continue to get lots of use out of them.
Reese had a horrible, cranky day and fell asleep on the couch at 4:30 in the afternoon. He slept until 9:30, then went back to bed at midnight or so. So no TOTing for him this year. He clearly needed the rest more than the costume/sweets, and Griff happily volunteered to share his bounty.