Friday, October 31, 2008


We have been busy with Halloween activities this past week. Last Saturday we went to "Trick of Treat Street" put on by the businesses in our community. The kids had a great time and we got a lot of candy that we were able to recycle at our wards trunk or treat last night! I think we will recycle some of the trunk or treat candy tonight:)

David decided he wanted to be an elephant this year, doesn't he look funny! We went to the zoo this week and he thought it was great fun to see the elephants and know that was also his costume.

The skirt Madeline is wearing was mine as a little girl and I thought it was the perfect shape for a poodle skirt so I added the poodle and made a little scarf, total cost; $2.50 that is the kind of costume I like!

As many of you know Jacob thinks that Star Wars is the coolest thing right now so of course he wanted to be Obi-Wan. I found how to make this costume on the Internet and it was the EASIEST costume ever made. He has been wearing it for the last couple of weeks to play in, go to the store, to a friends house, he loves it!

We carved our pumpkins two nights ago. Ben couldn't resist the M which he says is both for Mower and Michigan, he is still a fan even though they are terrible this year. While we were carving Jacob said, "Mom, isn't this so fun" I am glad he liked it.

Growing up my mom always made holidays so fun, so I am trying to live up to her legacy:) I made pumpkin pancakes for breakfast this morning. The boys really liked them, I think mostly because there were chocolate chips, who doesn't like chocolate for breakfast? And it is just what they need, to start Halloween day off with some sugar, whoops. I have decided that from hear on out we will have soup and bread every Halloween dinner so I am going to make the Zuppa Toscana soup from Olive Garden for dinner which is delicious! I hope you all have a great Halloween and happy trick or treating!


Erin said...

That looks like a lot of fun! I really like the pumpkin pancakes! I'm excited to see you on Christmas!

Christy said...

FUN! and what cute costumes. i like the soup and bread idea. that's what we always had on halloween in my family so i think i will do the same.

Solomon and Lyndsie said...

What a wonderful idea for Halloween! I'm glad you guys had such a great time and the kids look so cute in their costumes.

Lenice said...

Sounds yummy. Post the recipe for the soup. Madelines costume is so cute.

Heather said...

I'm so glad Jacob likes Star Wars -trust me, it's a good thing. The kids look happy and you, as always, are the queen of homemaking! Tanya made the soup for us the other day - fantabulous!

Breanne said...

Can I have the recipe for that soup? It looks like you had a great Halloween.