This was the first year that I didn't decorate for Halloween in more than 15 years. Gasp!
I've been busier than normal with our 5 and 6-year-old in school.
I thought I would've had more time on my hands having two in school every day, but that hasn't been the case. Their homework, Friday spelling tests, Run Club, and (before & after) school activities have kept me quite busy.
So this year I decided to forego decorating for Halloween, and just focus on Fall decor and incorporating fun Halloween activities and baking into our weekly routines instead.
We've been so busy that the kids haven't even noticed that I didn't decorate for Halloween. I guess that's a good sign . . . because that means that I did a good job bringing Halloween fun to our days through little things.
Here's a peak (through photos) of how we celebrated the month of October at home . . .
fun & festive paper straws
big pots of home-made chili,
just like my grandma used to make on Hallow's Eve
visits to the pumpkin patch
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,
a family tradition
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