There are my three children, way back when, enjoying the canopy of our long gone maple tree. The Giving Tree.
Digging through old boxes, looking for Halloween photos. A daunting task. But I did find a few.
(Note Jackie’s shoes, above: “I can do it myself!”)
Here we are a few years later, posing with a big, bad pumpkin. This was a tradition. First hunting for the biggest pumpkin, and then drawing designs and finally carving.
Here we go back far, late 80’s (I wonder who was babysitting) with my mom and dad, Jeff and I. Saints and Creeps!
This year, we attended a couple fun evening events with the Littles. Do you think I would remember to take photos? Right. But I did remember when we went to ZooBoo, at the Detroit Zoo. Thing1 and Thing2 move at the speed of light…one is always a blur…..
I’m hopeful for a great photo with the whole bunch on Halloween.
One year, when my oldest grandson was 4 or 5 years old, he asked me where all my Halloween decorations were. From then on out, I decided I would not be Grandma Grinch. I try to decorate for the seasons and holidays. Adding to the fun and slight scary aura of Halloween, I made a couple things for our home and to capture little peoples imagination.
My old blueprint cabinet, the first thing one sees as they walk in the side door:
Mr Chillingsworth is a fabric panel, and I love how he fits right in the cabinet. The top of the cabinet is a little collection from over the years…my shrine to All Hallows Eve.
I also made a table runner. My friends shared their fun fabrics with me. Thank you Gail and Julie, I could not have planned it better.
And looking at the back, Gail’s fabric has me ready for the next holiday!
Judging from the reactions of my grandchildren, my efforts added a bit of intrigue to the season.