Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Fun!!

Halloween started a day early with my preschool Halloween party on Thursday. All the kids came in their costumes and we had a blast playing pumpkin bowling, pin the nose on the witch, ring-the-pumpkin, halloween matching, and making paperbag pumpkins. We had a snack of bugs (hotdogs cut in half and wrapped in refrigerated breadsticks with chinese noodles for legs and attenea), apples, and skull sugar cookies. The kids went home with all sorts of toys and prizes and a witch's hand (popcorn in a glove with candy corn for fingernails). The kids' costumes were great; we had Wendy, Optimus Prime, a ninja, Batman, a policeman and a fireman.
Thursday night, we carved our pumpkins. We grew enough in our garden for each of us to have one, although they weren't quite the size they were last year. Porter designed the face on his and we carved a football for Andrew, since he is quite the football fanatic. Zach designed his from his Optimus Prime mask and Rhett did a great job carving his pumpkin and green chili in celebration of our home here in Albuquerque.

If you know me, you know I'm notorious for fixing "special" foods on Halloween. I plan weeks in advance each of the three meals for the day and goodies as well. Halloween morning started off with spiderweb pancakes.

Lunch was leftover bugs (I'm so sad I didn't get a picure) and dinner was bones and blood (pasta and spaghetti sauce baked with cheese on top), spiders (from breadsticks) and greenworms (green beans) served on these adorable plates Rhett's mom sent us! When Porter got out of school, the boys put on their costumes and we headed to Rhett's work to trick-or-treat around his office. Then it was home for dinner and more trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. Porter was a motorcross motorcycle guy, Zach was Optimus Prime, and Andrew was a football player. It was so funny to see each of them get into "character" as they got in their costumes. Andrew was a trooper - he ended up with the most candy which made his pumpkin quite heavy. But he would not let anyone else carry it for him! I think he was so suprised that eveyone was giving him candy and he wasn't going to let it out of his sight! He was in heaven because I would open every piece of candy he would bring to me!


We gorged on candy, candy and more candy, then it was off to bed! I love Halloween!

11 comments:

Jared and Tanya's Family said...

I love the fun treats! Your kids look great. Glad you had a great Halloween.

Myrna said...

You are so fun Steph! You do the most amazing things-- Your boys are very handsome and it's fun to see them grow up! Can't wait to see what you do next time!!

Ryan and Debra said...

You always have such fun, creative ideas....I am wishing I had made cute spider web pancakes. How Fun!!! Awesome Costumes!

Sara said...

that looks like such a fun Halloween! I think I may take from your meal tradition and create some fun stuff here too. I admire your creativity and energy. You work so well with kids and your boys are just adorable . . . I'm serious, I would steal them for my girls one day if marriages were arranged.

Bryan and Janelle Guymon said...

You are amazingly creative!! I love your meals! Look like everyone had a good time!

Melissa and Luke said...

You are so cute and creative. What a good idea for Halloween. What a fun mom.

The Nielsens said...

Love the pumpkins... definitely turned out better than ours! Great food too!! I'm always impressed. Did you wear your cape for Halloween-- you know, the supermom one you wear all the time.

Angie said...

Those pancakes look yoummy!! You are amazing...I wish I could take mom lessons from you. Looks like halloween was lots of fun!!

Darrell and Alissa said...

Love the fun dinners- one day I WILL be as cool as you!!

Laina said...

You do so much! So creative and such an awesome mom!

Dave and Melissa said...

So, the forum isn't working, so I'm posting on here to have you tell Rhett that we wish him a happy birthday!