Sunday, October 31, 2010

Dressed up Oreos and Marshmallows for Halloween

So here in the Scott home we have decided to dress up our Halloween treats, or as my husband says, ruin perfectly good oreos. He hasn't tried them yet and I've saved plenty of naked oreos for him.

I can't wait to try one of these little yummies!

Here's a chocolate covered dressed up marshmallow.

Here they are all ready for Halloween!
Happy Halloween Everyone!
Hoping it is sweet, fun and yummy!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Ghost Wreath for Nana

It's been a crazy week, more so than normal. I've had one sick kid sent home, a sick little niece, Rob has traveled to New Hampshire back again for work, my mom in law had knee replacement surgery, I've run out of groceries, Rob drove to Rochester and back in one day (which is a 4 hour ride one way) and I have felt achy and nauseous the entire week. That's just the stuff on top of our normal week's activities between school, sports and church with 5 children.

Halloween is one of my mother in law's favorite holidays. She dons her favorite, sparkly witch hat and actually counts all of the little trick of treaters that come visititng.

We (our family and my sister and law's family) always join in and end our trick or treating at her house eating the pizza and chicken tenders we order as take out. We all look forward to this special family fun night. It looks like this year is going to be different. My mom in law is going to be at a rehab facility recooperating from surgery. I've been wracking my brain trying to find a way to make this holiday special for her still. My first task is to find out about visiting her on Halloween and taking our annual photos with all 7 of her grandchildren. We will have to make sure to bring her hat along with the new witch ear rings and Halloween shirt my sister in law got her.

This morning my littlest niece, who thankfully is feeling better, helped me make a ghost lollipop wreath for Nana.

 It still needs more ghosts but I am sure that the other 6 grandchildren will be happy to help.

I am hoping to bring it to her and hang on her door so she can still share treats with the nurses and staff at the rehab center. It's such an easy and fun, child friendly project (which I'm ALL about) that I thought maybe you might like to try it too.

As you can see Miss Anna is feeling MUCH better!

Thinking of you from 5 & 2,

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sheet music, brooches, and bedsprings as Autumn decorations????

I have been having so much fun decorating for Autumn this week.
Come have a peek.....
Look at this great sheet music I found online from Duke University

So I print some out, cut it down, rolled it up and tied a little black ribbon around it.
Then I spotted a bedspring leftover from this project. I really like it just placed here.
What do you think?

So now the sheet music is keeping company with my 5 & 2 jack o'lantern and my festive bears wearing orange and black ribbons and a pin from Grandma's collection as a hat.

Here's a close up picture of her all dolled up with Grandma's brooch and 2 more of the sheet music pages.
I just love FALL!

Happy Fall from 5 & 2