As most of you know I am a sucker for holiday's. Mostly because it gives me another reason to celebrate and do fun things with my kiddos, host traditions, cook, eat and make crafts! Being that it was Halloween today that is exactly what we did! The kids woke up this morning to bags of "Ghost Poop" small marshmallows in bags that were later used in our afternoon hot coco!
The Ghost Poop!
Good morning Pia sunshine why did you wake so soon you chased the little stars away and shined away the moon!
We then began preparing for the day! I started making tortilla soup on Halloween in the crock-pot when Khloe was about 2, it just kinda stuck so when things stick from year to year you know what that means...in the voice of Teveah from Fiddler on the Roof...TRADITION! I gathered all the fixins and tossed them in with a little help from my little helpers.
Mommy's Tortilla Soup, the secrets in the hugs and kisses that get tossed into everything we make! For what good is food prepared without the LOVE!
We then made a quick or not so quick Target run. We love to cruise the isle when we are the only ones in there and this morning bright and early we were the only ones. So we weaved in and out ran wild through the isles and did what we wanted! This included a Starbucks stop, a walk down the slipper isle that ended empty handed, a stop off at the bakery to chat with our friend Kim that works there and the CANDY ISLE...Oh and Daddy needed coffee creamer!
Then it was on to some serious stuff, yes on some "holiday's" work still needs done!
She did however get to do her times test wearing her Native American Headdress!
Work hard to play hard!
Next the Amigo's decided they wanted fresh biscuits with honey and hot coco with ghost poop, sooooo that is exactly what they got! While the soup cooked Khloe and I made the dough, did the kneading, spanked it (that's her favorite part) rolled it and she cut the biscuits. Caleb poured the honey in a bowl and heated to a perfect temp in the microwave! Lickety-split lunch was ready...
Hot coco serviced at 120 degrees (BTW our math lesson today just happened to be reading temperature on a thermometer...worked out perfect!) I love that!
Smiling, curious, thankful, grateful faces always makes it worth the effort! Caleb was most pleased to learn he could stuck the mini ghost poop (marshmallows) up through the straw...isn't he amazing?!
Now for the moment they'd all been waiting for! COSTUME time and Trick or TREAT!
Before Daddy got home I got everyone dinner, dressed and ready to go and snapped a few(1000) pics. My obsessive need to have pictures of EVERYTHING gets a little much for my hubby sometimes so I tried to get a lot of it out of the way before he got home :) Mission success!
Sweet Pia was Red Ridinghood, handmade Dress and Wool red cape by Momma. I had a time making this! I think I smiled the entire time I cut, ironed and sewed. If not on the outside for sure on the inside. Think it tuned out quite cute.
Next a Ninja Turtle, Michael Angelo to be exact. He LOVES this costume! It took everything in me to keep him from wearing it after everyday we bought it!
My Native American Princess. Now this was a REALLY fun costume to make! I made it out of Hobby Lobby feathers, hot glue, scrap fabric and fringe. I have to tell you EVERYONE commented on it and just loved it and were shocked that I made it. I felt very proud it wasn't a "homemade" costume it was "handmade" and we were both proud! Khloe most of all, she kept telling everyone, "Thank you, my Mom made it. Thank you, my mom made it." :)
The amigo's ready to roll!! Yes Caleb is still wearing the vampire teeth from the night before!
Me plus three.
Daddy and the kiddos, ready, set, trick or treat!
They went and had a great time. Kyan stayed back and passed out the candy. I took the kids around the neighborhood and they got a stash! Took turns carrying the flashlight listened and stayed close to the curb. Caleb was so cute he went to house said Trick or Treat, Happy Halloween, thank you and have a great day to EVERYONE! Khloe politely said Trick or Treat and thank you. Pia was more than happy to wear her cute costume and stay in the stroller back away from strangers with Momma! Great night with great kids, I swear they make everything more funner! (as Caleb say's)