Thursday, November 4, 2010

One More Holiday Down, Two More to Go

Every year it seems I take more and more pictures.  This Halloween was no exception.

 Bob was in charge of pumpkin carving this year with Emmy.  Emmy was in charge of scooping out the yucky pulp and Bob did the carving.  Em wanted a princess pumpkin.

We also toasted the pumpkin seeds and ate them as a snack.  They tasted like popcorn.  I don't think I had ever had pumpkin seeds before. I didn't know what I was missing!  We even bought two more pumpkins to toast the seeds.

 Emmy's princess pumpkin was a little sad looking on Halloween day. We probably should have waited til closer to Halloween to carve it.

 My kitty cat and princess.  Of course Emmy wanted to be a princess that she didn't already have a costume for-Ariel.  She is mesmerized by The Little Mermaid  movie. That was the first movie she ever actually sat through.

Em enjoying a cupcake after Trick-or-Trunking  (moms decorated their trunks and kids went from car to car getting treats). It required a lot less walking for the little ones.

I made pumpkin patch brownies for dessert Halloween night (after a meal of baked ziti and homemade garlic knots with enough garlic that would have kept away any lingering vampires) using a tip that my friend gave me.  Instead of adding oil and egg to a boxed mix, add a can of pureed black beans (apparently she learned this from Weight Watchers).  I couldn't tell the difference and they were way healthier for the little ones (okay, and us to). 

Who can forget the after-Halloween sales! Target has all of their Halloween costumes and decorations for 75% so I picked up a bunch of stuff (costumes, crafts, and decorations) for next year and some things to add to Emmy's dress-up box. All of this stuff cost me only a bit more than what I paid for my husband's Halloween costume this year so I would say I got a great deal.

What was I for Halloween?
A Masquerader.  If you see my husband, you may not want to mention you saw him dressed as a pirate!

One more holiday down, now on to Thanksgiving and Christmas.


Aging Mommy said...

Love your photos! Glad you had a wonderful Halloween and all your costumes are fabulous!

blueviolet said...

Why didn't I think to get out and hit those after sales? I am crazy about roasted pumpkin seeds too!

Joy said...

Aren't they delicious?!? I was surprised at the selection at Target even four days after Halloween but I guess everyone was waiting for them to go down to 75%. I was lucky I shopped that morning. That Halloween party was a lot of fun:)

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

Love your family's costumes. I could not get out this year to take advantage of the clearance. It is a great time to do so!

The Drama Mama said...

I LOVE your costumes!!!

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