Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Welcome Fall- checking our list twice

     As silly as it might seem, something that I have been especially thankful for the last month is to have one of the only trees on our street with season changing leaves. I love coming home and seeing Fall right in my yard. It's such a great feeling.


     Since Daylon was born (and we began living a not so ordinary life) we have made an effort to make sure we enjoy each season or vacation. We typically refer to it as "Summer Vacation- Woohoo!" (the woohoo is crucial) or "Spring Break-Woohoo!" (that typically has a bad connotation come to think of it) but since Fall encompasses two holidays and not much vacation time, we just call it "Fall". Kind of a downer without the "woohoo!". Anyway, one request the kids had to make Fall fun is to have a Halloween themed dinner once a week. I only took pictures of 3 of the four weeks I think because I can't find the fourth dinner. Anyway, here they are:
Chili and Cornbread Coffins

Stuffed Shells Snails

Salami and ricotta calzone Snake

chicken and bacon alfredo calzone SLUG

Eyeballs -thank you Family Fun spooky and tasty dessert are always a crown pleaser!

We also had make pumpkin bread with chocolate chips. Check. ..And pumpkin cupcakes. Check

Go to the Pumpkin patch. Check.

decorate the pumpkins. Check.

Sadie's "Girl" pumpkin

Violet loves Minnie

Caleb's take on Frankenstein

Keira's pumpkin is everything scary: lots of witch warts, Vampire teeth, evil eyes and angry eyebrows

Ready for Halloween

 Carmel apples (see previous post)

repeat photo
Some of the other things that I don't have photos for are: make Carmel apples (see previous post)
Write Santa letters, homemade soup and bread each week all Fall (this one has been fun and the kids love when it's there week to pick which type of soup we eat- this week, homemade cream of broccoli. Mmmm) and 1st rainy night have cocoa and a hot treat (we had the pumpkin muffins).
  Somethings we still need to do are: visit Oakglenn (we're going the week of Thanksgiving), jump in a pile of leaves (I need to find enough leaves. Missing Minnesota right about now), try out a new trail by our house, pumpkin pie, go to the Turkey Bowl and have our traditional muffin breakfast Thanksgiving morning.
   I've always loved Fall, but the kids always make things so much better!! One day I'll post the "Summer Vacation- Woohoo!" post. One day.

  Happy Fall!!

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