Halloween is my favorite day of the year. You get to pretend to be someone else for the day and you get to be rewarded with candy for it. It always appealed to me the most. However, I understand the dilemma Jack Skellington feels when he realizes that Christmas is an equally amazing time. For some reason, during the holidays, people seem a little nicer, smile a little more and think of those less fortunate. The colors, lights and decorations are all spectacular. In our house, once we decorate for Halloween, I know that the rest of the year will be filled with fun and celebrations.
CJ is already a big fan of Jack Skellington. She knows who he is. She can say “Jack” and she even points him out among her toys, our vinylmations, daddy’s tattoos and mommy’s bracelet. Her appreciation for Jack was a big inspiration in my Fall pumpkin decorating and will continue into our Christmas decorations. Before we transition completely into Christmas, I wanted to post our pumpkins and show off CJ’s adorable dress made by the talented Maria of Lyla Bloom. When I saw this dress on her instagram, I knew I had to purchase it. I am so glad I did. It works perfectly with heavy layers, but I know once the warmer weather makes its way back, she will still be able to wear it.
CJ was very excited to “help” paint the pumpkins and really liked to look at them, so they stayed on display in her play area so she could enjoy them every day.
Oogie Boogie was by far my favorite pumpkin. We used Martha Stewart green glow-in-the-dark paint. It didn’t really glow well, but the green was so different and very bright, so I was not really disappointed by the lack of glowing. I used acrylic and poster paints on the pumpkins. The acrylics held up much better. After a week, the poster paint cracked off and had to be reapplied. Lesson learned for next year!
I might be biased, but this is just the cutest photo ever