Monday, October 25, 2010

decorating for halloween {part 1}

My son officially gets holidays now. In fact, he adores the whole process of decorating for the holidays {definitely my child}.

Halloween is upon us...actually it is right in front of my eyes. Now I have never been a big decorator for this holiday. I carved a pumpkin, but it has been a long time since I have gone beyond that. Well, Thurgood asked me yesterday if we could decorate for Halloween. I could not help but be swayed by his lovely curls. Even when I came to pick him up at daycare, he immediately asked if we were decorating for Halloween today. to Walmart & the Dollar Tree we went.

We started by creating a landscape. A LIMBO landscape.

What is LIMBO? LIMBO is a game on XBOX that my son and husband play. We have it filtered so Thurgood doesn't see everything the game has to offer, but basically you have a little boy escaping big spiders.

 So for less than $10...I recreated LIMBO. Thurgood found the spider and from there I ran with it. {yes, that is RH of Atlanta}

 This pic is a tad out of focus, but I edged the top with white Christmas lights to backlight the scene when the lights are off.  {you get the idea}

You should have heard Thurgood squealed when I cut out Arthur, "the LIMBO boy."
It took me 2 times. I can not draw. I knew the 1st one was bad when Thurgood asked what it was.

Thurgood even helped me while I was placing everything. He would say, "a little more over Mommy or Arthur needs to be higher, I can't see him."

Even though I started a new rotation today, this moment topped my day. Thurgood and I were excited to tackle this task together. It was a wonderful way to spend time together.

My little boy finally gets it {holiday decorating} and I love giving it to him as much as possible.



  1. NOt sure how you managed that, if I were to put a spider like that in my house the kids would never come down stairs. Last year we watched Winnie the Pooh's Halloween special and my oldest has been scared of the dark ever since. This week I had to forbid his father from watching any more Scooby Doo with him since it gives him night mares. Today we went for a walk to look at all the Halloween houses in the neighborhood and here I sit 2 hours after bed time, outside his door, waiting for him to go back to sleep.

  2. I love it! And I love your little boy! So cute, cute, cute!

  3. awesome! you're making memories that will last a lifetime! enjoy it, soak it up!

  4. Oh my gosh, how cute that your son helped you decorate! And he must have been thinking of that ALL day at school! So fun. The big spider and web is so creepy on your wall!

  5. E - I think you need a bigger TV...Great decoration - want to come out west for some in home consultation?

  6. Wow that spider is awesome! :D


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