But, you know what? My kids may not be celebrating Halloween in the way I did as a kid, but I think they're having a pretty good time. As you read this post, they'll be eating candy, racing around in costume and sharing in the excitement that is Halloween as a young child.
In the last couple of weeks we've created ghosts and pumpkins for our back kitchen window and created candy corn cupcakes.
And, yesterday, I lent each child my camera for a few minutes and asked them to snap a truly 'spooky' picture in celebration of the day. So, without further ado, here are the spooky moments, captured by the kids, in our home. First up? A spooky chandelier-- taken by the youngest who is approaching the two-year-old birthday mark. (Frankly, I think this is his daily view and he just got lucky in pointing the camera the right direction!)
And, here's a truly horrid scene. My six-year-old son snapped a photo of his computer while he was taking a look through the Ben & Jerry's flavor graveyard. (We recently finished a school unit on the economic cycle. The flavor graveyard provided a fun way to talk about what happens when the supply for a product decreases.)
My eight-year-old daughter captured two black cats that like to hang out in our garden. Truthfully, they are kind of creepy....