Because I'm mean, and I secretly get kind of angry at hockey's demands on his time, I made Bruce come with me and the kids. Calder loves going to craft stores. Wren just loves going places. And I like spending more than five minutes at a time with my whole family together.
Since it's a bit too early for straight up Halloween decorations, I decided I wanted to make a fall-themed wreath and Calder decided he was going to help. I've never made a wreath before so I figured any help was good help and I'm glad I did. Not only did we produce a fabulous wreath (no really, I keep opening my front door to look at it because I am just that pleased with myself) but we also had a lovely afternoon where no one got sent to time out and no one cried and Calder told me hilarious tales about vampires that only four year olds could make up. I chose the grapevine base for out project but Calder picked out all the accoutrements, I only had to step in occasionally to keep him on track with regard to the color story.
Like, I said. Calder picked out all the stuff and he had specific reasons for each item. Some make more sense than others.
|Calder called these branches "poison berries"|
|The black feather spikes were deemed to be "dead birds".|
|Glittery leaves. For vampires to hide behind. Yeah, I dunno.|
|And silver glitter skeletons because, duh, that's awesome.|
I think we should do one for every season. Or get more doors.