My boys are not into “scary” Halloween themes–not yet anyway. So in order to avoid nightmares while still getting in the holiday spirit, I keep the decor pretty cutesy and whimsical for them (and for me). I have two of the sweetest friends in the world (more about them later) and they stopped by a few weeks ago with boxes of exciting decor to create a surprise Halloween mantle for my boys. The first words out of Wesley’s mouth when he got home from school: woooooaaaahhhh mom, this is reeeeaally beautiful! His unprompted, sweet and sensitive observations always melt my heart into a puddle. These boys of mine may be wild but they sure have good hearts. And man, I love the holidays with kids–I’m literally giddy about all the excitement of the next couple months!