Thursday, November 21, 2013

Halloween 2013

Happy Halloween! We all know this is one of my favorite times of year. I absolutely LOVE Fall. All its vibrant colors, the chilly air, smell of chimneys, pumpkin patches, and Fall foods and treats. Its such a festive and fun time of year!

Every October I try to have fun and make Halloween themed treats and foods. This year was a little harder for me, but I think I did a good job. We made things like Mummy Mini Pizzas, Jack O Lantern Grilled cheese, "Bone" breadsticks, Halloween cupcakes and sugar cookies. The kids had fun eating and decorating and I enjoyed watching them have the fun.

We also carved pumpkins. Owen made us laugh. We cut into the pumpkins and started to pull the tops off and clean them out, and he ran way saying, "EW!" and wouldn't come near us. Eventually he warmed up and came to see, but it was pretty funny. Emma wanted to do it all  herself, but once she had her hand covered in goo, she wasn't so sure! Ha! In the end they had fun and the pumpkins turned out fun. 

Every other year we do a group costume, but this was the inbetween year and the kids got to chose their own. Emma chose to be a witch and Owen Buzz Lightyear. They were pretty darn cute!

Trick or treating was so easy this year. We knew it was going to be pretty cold and that makes for a miserable Trick or treat door to door. Instead we went to our old ward's Trunk R treat with friends and had chili and hot chocolate and the kids ran from trunk to trunk collecting an absurd amount of candy in a short period of time. Then we had everyone come back to our house to inspect candy and watch the traditional Charlie Brown special. The kids had a blast and didn't freeze and that made for a successful year!