Monday, November 2, 2015

Halloween and a Birthday 2015

Our Halloween festivities started early, early on Friday morning the 30th.    Emma intentionally chose the date nearest her birthday and had signed up to bring breakfast to her seminary class that morning.   Her class has 35-students in it, so it had to be simple enough for a crowd, but special enough to match up to Emma's standards.    She did a lot of research beforehand and this is what she came up with...

We were up in the 4:00am hour to get everything ready to go.   The banana ghosts were a bit of a dud, but the pumpkin cinnamon rolls with caramel frosting, and clementine pumpkins were definitely a hit!    

After all that, Emma went to her LEMI class and we spent the rest of the morning baking pies and decorating pumpkins.  

Then we ran off to our Friday co-op and promptly came home and made our chili...

which pretty much completed the disaster zone that had previously been my kitchen.

We ignored it though and then the kids got into their costumes....

A Southern Belle, Santa Claus, and Autumn
Then we went to our ward's fall festival where Autumn met up with Summer, Spring, and Winter...

My raspberry cream pie won second place and the kids' pumpkins were the only pumpkins on display, since we didn't get the memo that they weren't doing the jack-o-lantern contest this year.
   

They were both pretty awesome, though, if I do say so myself....

Afterward, they did their traditional candy trading...
And since Halloween day this year fell on a Saturday, that day mostly ended up being a crazy blur of activities that had us running all over creation to get the kids where they needed to go.   When things finally settled down, Adam and Emma parted ways to spend the evening with friends, and Ellie, mommy, and daddy hung out at the mall and got treats and did some birthday shopping for Emma.   It was a fun day that did NOT include handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, nor did it include the kids procuring much extra candy that day.  

Then on Sunday I made Emma her birthday dinner, which included quinoa burgers and smoothies.    Emma had made "healthy" homemade candy for us as her birthday treat, since she doesn't do sugar or flour at all.   

And thus concludes the awesomeness of Halloween 2015.  


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2 comments:

Jennifer McArthur said...

That cookie monster pumpkin is my all-time favorite!

R said...

Love the pumpkins and costumes and all the amazing things you cooked.

Hope Emma had a wonderful Birthday! (Tried to wish her a Happy Birthday on the last blog but couldn't get it to go on 3 different tries.)

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