Sunday, October 16, 2011

MacBeth and a Halloween Decorator

I've been AWOL for a bit. Last week Mr. Mid-Atlantic and I were in Atlanta. First on our agenda was to see Macbeth at The Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern. We know "Macbeth" pretty well.....just call me "Mother Macbeth". Mr. Mid-Atlantic and I are pretty proud of him. And playing Macbeth is pretty exciting for Andrew too. One of his prized roles at the Tavern. (I will say it is pretty weird to see your son beheaded!)

Andrew and his real life "Lady Macbeth" -- (Although Megan is MUCH nicer....otherwise we may have been uneasy overnight guests.....just a little Macbeth humor)

The grands looked mighty cute in their Halloween shirts.

We had a great time at the pumpkin patch with them....too bad it was a unexpected stop and I didn't have my camera with me.

Stella and I did some fun Halloween decorating around the house to "surprise" her parents one night. We put some streamers up on her bedroom to run through and scare your little sister.

We cut out spiders to crawl over the back of the chairs.

More streamers and bats for the light.

All sorts of Halloween fun for the kitchen window.

Stella gave the bats some spooky faces.

Another spider in an unexpected spot....ready to scare someone.

And of course a few ghosts hanging around waiting for the "big haunting day". It was fun to let Stella decorate however her heart desired and she announced, "Nana, this was the bestest activity of all!" Isn't it fun to entertain a five year old with some crepe paper, black card stock, window clings and a little childhood imagination? Such a blessing these sweet times are.

See ya!


  1. Oh, what a fun visit, Martha! I know you must be so proud of your MacBeth...not an easy role to play! And I love the way you and your little grandies decorated! Sounds like you all had a wonderful time! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

  2. I would guess you probably had more fun than Stella! You have a lovely family, Martha.

  3. Fun times with family, it doesn't get any better than that! Love your fall decor and your little grands are toooo cute!!!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!

  4. Oh how fun. McBeth is one of my favorite Shakespeare dramas. I have seen it live and in movie form many times. As a Shakespeare major...I am an avid fan of his work. The grands are adorable and the house is very Halloweenie.

  5. Martha, congratulations to your McBeth. What a great part to play. I would imagine it was disconcerting to see him beheaded though! Your grands are adorable, and y'all did such a great job of decorating, and what fun to have a 5 yr old say "Nana, this is the bestest activity of all" - a memory she will cherish forever. laurie

  6. Hi Martha, your grands are adorable!! You've certainly decorated the house for halloween, fun fun!! Love all the little cutouts... congrats to your McBeth.. hugs ~lynne~