Sammy's medication has done a wonderful job of clearing up his rash and infection, but boy, oh boy, the antibiotics have turned my sweet little boy into a whining, crying, temper-tantrum throwing hellion. I was in desperate need of a break by the time Captain Husband came home yesterday afternoon, so once CH got changed out of his work clothes and settled a bit I grabbed my keys and drove to Target to blow off some steam. And by steam, I mean buy Halloween decorations. Sandy was not all that impressed by the giant spider that I brought home, but she was a huge fan of the ten-foot tinsel spiderweb; I pretty much had to hang it up last night otherwise she would have destroyed it with her playing.
I went outside and was immediately stymied as to how I was going to hang the giant spider web--I had originally intended to just nail it into place, but the adobe walls had other plans. While I was figuring things out, I got smacked in the face by a wayward praying mantis...I haven't seen a praying mantis in years so I ran inside and grabbed my camera. Eventually he flew off into the night and I got back to my decorating.
Giant spider: check. Giant spider web: check. Glow in the dark skull: check. Black light spotlight: check. Purple led lights for additional atmosphere: check. Here's how it all turned out:
Man, I can't wait until the trick-or-treaters come to our house.