Happy Halloween! Once again I planned on writing a bunch of smaller posts this week, but it’s been crazy busy and I’m once again doing a gigantic post. Sorry! Anyway – we started our Halloween fun off last weekend when the boys had a sleepover at grandma’s. Caden harvested his sunflower into a smiley face.
On Saturday morning a large group of us went to Waldvogel’s, a local farm filled with fall activities.
On the “train.” It was FREEZING and so windy.
Shepard has hit the age where he does a lot more fake smiles than real ones. So sad. 🙁
The gigantic tunnel slide.
The boys opted for cupcakes this trip. And then threw fits that they couldn’t get caramel apples after their cupcakes.
Sunday afternoon was trick-or-treating. We stopped at Grandma’s house first for treats.
Finally ready! These costumes were almost the death of me. I spent every single minute one entire weekend working on them – plus a few afternoons. I guess they turned out pretty well, though, except for the hem on Caden’s pants!
The poor pig and bumblebee had to stay inside.
Trick or treating! The boys did really well. I was a little nervous when at the first house the lady gave Caden candy first and then Shepard yelled, “Give me candy too!”
Door to door service.
Their loot! And more fake smiles. I don’t think Shepard had a real smile all night. He seemed really tired and bothered by his mustache and went through everything in kind of a daze.
Loading up the bags again. Caden counted later and they had 193 pieces of candy.
On Monday night we finally got around to carving pumpkins. Caden was so proud of the face he colored on ahead of time.
And then Daddy sliced right through the face and by the time he was cutting he wore all the marker off!
They were not very enthusiastic about digging the guts out!
Caden very delicately scooped a couple of seeds out and then spent the rest of the time bossing us around to make sure we got all of them.
It was a really nice night in the midst of a pretty difficult week.
Last night we had our official Halloween party, which I guess is now an annual tradition! Last year I didn’t make a ton of food and I went way overboard this year. It was great, though. Above is a chocolate graveyard dip I made to go with fruit.
Monster fingers. Or gorilla fingers.
Frozen banana ghosts.
This was my favorite scary thing – eyeball punch! It was super easy too. Just buy a can of lychees, stuff them with blueberries and freeze. The punch itself is just a mix of 7up and Hawaiian Punch.
Spiderweb dips my mom made.
Dirt and worm cupcakes my mom made.
Witch hats and broomsticks my mom made.
Pizza bread snake. This was my favorite thing to eat! It was pizza dough combined with diced pepperoni, green peppers, garlic, and parmesan cheese and then stuffed with a ring of mozzarella cheese. So delicious.
Mummy hot dogs.
After we all stuffed ourselves, we built the Halloween puzzle together.
That’s a lot of people putting together a 100 piece puzzle!
And that’s it! It was a great Halloween!