My littles were cute as could be this year (but I think I will say this every year). My oldest little man was Mario and his baby brother was Toad (toadstool). My lovely friend's mom was so nice to make both of my boys' hats! I can't wait to learn how to crochet so I can make hats like crazy! We had a little family/friend Halloween gathering to celebrate Asher's first Halloween and went trick or treating around the neighborhood! One trick or treater, 10 adults, and 2 little babies! My son needed a whole entourage of people while trick or treating. It was fun even if all of us adults went......we are all kids at heart anyways! My oldest little has been very shy about trick or treating the past couple years but this year he was all for it with no fear involved! Except the fear of wearing his Mario mustache! He was very iffy about this fake mustache being pasted on his face but after he realized how cool mustaches really are, he was sporting the thing! There is something truly magical about watching your children in costume running through the leaves on a crisp fall night! It brings such a smile to my face and reminds me why being a parent is honestly the biggest blessing of all!
Here are some pictures of our month long preparation for this fun holiday......crafts my children and I made, decorations I made, my favorite wreath that I have ever made, pumpkin hats my aunt made the boys, my favorite white pumpkins, our carved pumpkins, and Halloween night! One of my favorite holidays ever!
I'm a little late posting my menu this week but that is how it goes as a mama sometimes!
This week's menu:
MONDAY: Halloween feast: Vegetarian chili, cornbread, and a green salad
TUESDAY: Baked salmon, Gratin Potatoes, and a green salad
WEDNESDAY: Leftovers and salmon salad
THURSDAY: Out to dinner with the family
FRIDAY: Zucchini, black bean, and rice skillet (we use fresh tomatoes instead of canned)
SATURDAY: Broccoli Quiche (we will use mushrooms instead of bacon) using homemade whole wheat pie crust and green salad
SUNDAY: Hungarian Mushroom Soup, Hearty Kale Salad (omit the bacon), and homemade whole wheat bread
What are you cooking this week?