Seven days until Halloween, woohoo!!! We are excited that one of our favorite nights of the year is so close. We still have tons of work to complete to get our Haunted garage all set up, but my husband is hands down the best guy for the job. He loves creating the Haunted garage and it is awesome to see all his hard work appreciated by our community on trick-or-treat night.
So just a recap on what has been happening this last week. We have literally been in a whirlwind of teacher-parent conferences, finishing outdoor soccer, pizza parties, birthday parties, Jonathan getting out early all week from school, overcoming the dreaded cold/flu season that has smacked us all in the face (I totally blame Jordan’s daycare, ha) and still putting the finishing touches on all the Halloween decorating before Halloween night. Overall we have been extremely busy and time is flying by. I love October so much, but with all the busyness happening it is making this month go way too quickly. We planned on carving pumpkins last weekend but ran out of time. So this weekend we are planning to carve. I have some cool ideas that I want to try, stay tuned.
Last Friday, Jordan talked me into making more Halloween colored homemade playdough. They love it so much and honestly, it is really easy to make, but in return, you do create a giant mess to clean up. However, the hours of imaginary play that comes from the giant mess is worth it. We have to pick our battles right?!
So I am off to pick up Jonathan from school then Jordan from daycare shortly after. Jonathan is heading to a birthday party this evening at a local pumpkin patch and gets to try paintball zombies, he is overly excited! Jasmine is recovering still from being the last one to catch the colds that the boys had. So we plan on staying cozy and watching some Halloween shows.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Happy Friday!!! With Jonathan being home all week since it was his school’s fall break I had some extra time to make the kiddos a festive breakfast and treats throughout this past week. Putting a little extra time (if you have it) by throwing some stickers on their table, using a washable marker to make a jack-o-lantern on their orange juice glass or putting a fake spider next to their lunch are just a few fun and festive ways to get all the Halloween feels. The kiddos love it when they come downstairs and see a spooky shaped pancake for breakfast. I bought these pancake molds from Williams Sonoma a few years back (they are sold out currently), but you can find similar ones here. It took me many attempts to come close to getting a decent mold (the trick that worked for me is don’t fill the mold so full with your pancake mix and use plenty nonstick spray).
Another really easy and fun treat is peel cuties and cut a small piece of celery or in my case, I used a pretzel stick for the cutie/pumpkin stem. Also, turning bananas into ghosts and using small chocolate chips for their eyes or you can make different faces. Whatever speaks to you. Another yummy seasonal snack that we love is cutting up slices of apples and melting caramel over them. You can add chocolate chips or small nuts (if your little one is not allergic). I notice when I am taking pictures the little one’s hands are always sneaking in the picture.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Hello October! I am so excited that October is here. We have been starting to set up our haunted garage and it is going to be so spooky this year! It is so much work, but come Halloween night we always have the best time.
Our October is going to be filled with lots of festive activities. We plan on going to the pumpkin patch, making a homemade apple pie, jumping in piles of leaves, and of course, carving pumpkins. Also, Jordan turns 5 at the end of the month. These are just a few of the things we have on our fall bucket list. Jonathan will start his fall break next week so we plan on tackling a few of these activities then. These are all the things that make October so fun and festive!
Another fall favorite I am going to try to do is make a new soup recipe every Sunday. Sundays are usually pretty low key for us and I love to try to incorporate new meals for the family. I get most of my recipes from Pinterest and I have this Soup Bowl book which has some great recipes. This weekend I am going to try to make either a traditional pumpkin soup or this Indian pumpkin butter chickpeas. I know it’s not a soup, but looks delicious!
Kids Pajamas / Jasmine’s cat ear headband (similar here)
I hope you are enjoying the first few days of October!