Saturday, September 24, 2011

31 Days of Halloween

I'm doing it again.

Because even though I know it's going to be crazy with our already-crazy schedule, it will be worth it. I am so missing all of the crafting and silliness we had over summer with our 79 Days of Summer.

Also, because (confession) I'm a mom who struggles with having spontaneous fun with her children.

But, give me a planned, structured activity?

I'm all over it.


I used to really hate myself for having a hard time getting down on the floor and playing Transformers or Littlest Pet Shop with my kids.

Or stopping what I'm cleaning/cooking to run around with them outside.

But, I'm trying to get over it.

Because when it comes down to it, it's all about spending quality time together.

And if my crazy mind needs me to plan it all out, meticulously, then that's how I'm going to roll.

I'm trying, trying, trying to stop feeling guilty about it.


Anyways, now that I've justified my craziness (is anyone else out there crazy like me?), I printed this out as an 8x10 at Sam's Club, popped it into a frame, and we are are going to mark them off with a wet-erase marker as we go.

I took what we loved last year, mixed with some new activities/crafts to replace those that didn't work out quite so well.

Pinterest has become a very good friend for finding new activities/crafts/recipes for Halloween.

SO excited to squeeze in all of that Halloween fun!

I have always LOVED this time of year, and having kids that get excited with me and knowing that we get to spend quality time together every day celebrating Halloween, makes it even better!

I will post at the end of each week with a summary of pictures of our fun. Can't wait!

(By the way, if you want to do any of these activities-click on it to enlarge and then click on the magnifying glass-shoot me a comment, and I will send you a link/instructions for it).


Danielle said...

I am posting mine on October 1 but I did the same thing. I am taking what we loved and adding new things. I can't wait to see all you do and thanks for the original inspiration. You inspired me last year and now I will do it every year. Also I am a structured momma too. Don't feel guilty. Your too awesome and too good of a mommy to your littles:>

Kathy said...

Hey...I don't have little ones at home any more and I am still excited to see what fun things you have planned. Can't wait!

Heidi said...

I love it!!! You are such a great mom and an inspiration to me.

Danielle said...

Hey when are we doing dinner this month? I miss my friend!!