Since I was a kid, Halloween has hands down been my favorite holiday. My birthday is in October so I’m sure that’s a big part of it, but it always felt like a fresh start to me. The weather is better, football games have something nostalgic and comforting about them….even though I don’t like football…October is just an all around special month to me. Knox on the other hand – is obsessed with every single holiday there ever was. We actually laugh about it and call him “holiday boy” because of how over the top he is! It’s honestly just the cutest thing ever.
He will count down the days before each holiday and/or birthday, and he has a light in his eyes that takes me back to when I was his age. Back when you really didn’t have a care in the world and the world was in fact magical if you wanted it to be. You can probably relate if you’re over the age of 21. Truth is, as you get older… the world tends to feel less and less magical. So Jeans decided it was time to bring some of that magic back this year.
Doing something fun and “magical” for your kids doesn’t need to break the bank, either. Start by picking one little area in or outside of your house so that you don’t get overwhelmed. Decorate one little corner and let your kids help decide where each decoration should go. I promise they will LOVE it. Knox and I snagged the cutest little Halloween decorations from Walmart this year, and the prices were incredible! I snagged these “blood” filled tumblers for $2.98 each.
Walmart had such a big selection of decorations including skeletons! I found the cutest little skeletons and Knox decorated this area on the porch all by himself! How adorable is this little country scene? Honestly cracks me up because it’s perfect for our little house in Richardson, Tx.
Knox has been loving skeletons so much that he decided to be a ninja skeleton this year. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about a scary Halloween costume. But I have to admit that I sorta miss the cuddly animal costumes he used to wear (up until he became too cool for school this year). 😉
The moral of this story? Our kids can teach us some pretty incredible lessons if we let them. Sometimes I question who is teaching who more. Knox allows me to see the world through his sparkly blue eyes…and it’s without a doubt a much more beautiful (and magical) place to be.
*Special thank you to Walmart for sponsoring this fun little post.*