When Maren was a baby, we found a pumpkin costume at the Gap Outlet for $5. Since then, each of our children has worn it their first Halloween. Last year, my mother-in-law gave me a little sign that says "welcome to our patch" and I thought "Hey! We do have a little pumpkin patch!" So I put the pictures of the kiddos in frames and put them on top of my tv. I love it. They just make me smile.
Now, I'm not suggesting that you put your 8 year old in a pumpkin costume and take a picture for a fall decoration (although that would be rather funny). I just thought I'd share.