Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Happy Fall Ya'll!
Fall is a happy time of year don't you think? Everything is so vibrant, the leaves are dancing, the light is perfect, the afternoon shadows seem to have a life of their own. I love this time of year and so many times I wish that our southern autumns were just a little more colorful and cool. We bounce back and forth between hot and humid to downright cold. We wear shorts one day and coats the next. Our fall isn't a steady stream of loveliness by any means, but when things seem to line up and the weather is ideal, it is mighty fine.
The kids had a blast the other day making our back porch scarecrow. An old pair of overalls, a flannel shirt, a straw hat, along with some hay and burlap, and they made a really cute back door fellow :) It's always so much fun to create these scarecrows!
Halloween is this weekend and my kids absolutely cannot wait. We always have a big bonfire with hotdogs, homemade chili, plenty of desserts and of course, candy. All the family and our really close neighbors come over, dress up, and have a great night of fun. This year my kiddos are going to be Ariel the mermaid (Claire), a scary masked man (Ethan), an old troll....SO cute (Isaac), my hubby will pick an old mask from the dress up box - probably the bearded wizard, and Emma and me are going to be just a little witchy this year. I can't wait....it's going to be so much fun :)
We usually take the kids on a hay ride down our little dirt road through the neighborhood and they stop at a few neighbors' houses. This year, I'm planning a Halloween Scavenger Hunt for my kiddos and a few of the cousins that will be joining us. I did this last year for my kids and they had the best time. I used the general ideas from this website, changing just a few things to meet our needs. I've got treats planned for each clue and I'm hoping that the weather won't be too cool to have a scavenger-hunt-finale of bobbing for apples. That is fun to do and to watch - those apples are hard to get!
Happy Fall Y'all!
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