I am one of those very fortunate people who has a huge, loving, and incredible extended family. One member of that extended family is my Aunt Ginny. Aunt Ginny is a kindergarden teacher and lives in West Virginia. Being that I am in South Carolina, I don't get to see her very often. My two boys are her only great-nephews, and when Walker was born she started a tradition with him. She has since carried on the tradition with both boys every single year. Being that they get so much on their birthdays and Christmas, Aunt Ginny decided to start sending them a Halloween Box of goodies every year. Let me just tell you, she really goes all out for this box. Now that the boys are getting a little older they really look forward to it too. This year's box came last week, and it was packed full of Halloween fun.
They each got their own bag of candy and suckers.
There were Halloween books, decorations, a Halloween stuffed bear, and even a DVD about a pumpkin.
There were also these incredible new Crayola Slick Stix. Leave it to a kindergarden teacher to buy the best crayons ever made. Seriously. If you have kids you must buy them some of these. They color more like markers than crayons, but are not messy and wipe right off. (This is good to know if you have a child like Connor who tries to color your kitchen tile floor blue.)
So thanks Aunt Ginny for the thoughtful box of goodies, but thank you even more for being such a special Aunt to me and to the boys. You hold a place in my heart that time or distance will never change, and those Slick Stix really are incredible!