Skip to main content

Halloween 2020

 

With Halloween being a bit different this year we planned to have a Halloween party at home. But first pie for breakfast.

We've been using up those apples from a road side stand in Wisconsin for weeks.

Theo was not into costumes this year and wouldn't put on his Yoda costume. He finally agreed to a cape.



Meadow has been planning for our party for weeks. She made this ghost piñata for the occasion. No idea what's inside. 

We weren't sure how trick or treating would go, so we spent the day making chocolates. First up was peanut butter cups.

No family costumes this year. We all kind of did our own thing.


Don't mind if I do get me some chocolate. Definitely my child.

We also made some homemade butterfingers.

This was actually fun to make. 

Who knew the classic butterfinger (they were recently reformulated) included corn flakes!

After the candy cooled I made marks into the butterfinger brittle.

While we waited for the butterfingers to cool I pulled all the Halloween books out for reading hour.

And the peanut butter cups were complete.

These were very rich and messy.

I couldn't find any milk chocolate to go with the dark chocolate it's supposed to be mixed with. Bittersweet and dark chocolate made for a decadent chocolate coating.

Soon we had fun size butterfingers that just needed to be dipped.

Not quite a Buttefinger but not bad. 

Then I received a text message from our friends Cayla and Amanda that there was a surprise on our porch.

Our building went all out with the pumpkins this year.


They spoiled our kids with lots of treats and goodies.

 We can't wait to hang out with them again someday.

Hopefully not too far off in the future.

The past few years Meadow has done chores to save up money to buy Theo a Christmas present. This year she's planning to get him a lightsaber.

Then it was piñata time.

The kids each took a turn.


But it was too tough.

Meadow had a few surprises inside.

We had cider pulled pork and sweet potato fries before we attempted to go trick or treating.

As it got dark we decided to go for a walk/see if anyone was handing out candy at distance. We were surprised to see almost every house had left candy out on a table.

So we walked around with masks and costumes on and enjoyed a windy walk down Kings Highway. Thanks rich folks!



I loved seeing all the creative displays. 



This turned out to be a really great Halloween.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Backcountry Camping with Kids in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Day 1  Back in May I stumbled upon Theodore Roosevelt National Park. I had no idea there was a National Park in North Dakota and that it was the northern end of the Badlands. Usually our summer vacations coincide with Scott's work trips. Since he didn't have any this summer I thought we should take advantage of actually taking a vacation. What, my workcations are always classics? I suppose a second real vacation this year wouldn't hurt. We definitely have more time than normal. As long as we took Covid-19  precautions and avoided people. We finally settled on a time to go. Blake joined us so we borrowed our dad's van so we could ride together. Scott had just driven from Michigan the day before. Blake had met my parents in Wisconsin to get the van and then drove from Duluth to pick us up. I offered to drive since I literally only drive twice a month.  I was still pretty tired from a long drive home. Since we were near Fergus Falls we had to stop by the abandoned state ho

Honeymoon: Madeline Island Without a Kayak? At Least We Brought Bikes.

We made it safely to Bayfield without getting attacked by any bears . I think that's because of my wily driving skills.

Two Years As Homeowners

I have to admit, being a homeowner is hard. There are a million things I want to do with this house. The two things that are keeping me from doing those things are money and time. I hate when people use the excuse "I don't have time" because really you do, you just put what you think are priorities first.  Were also not the handiest people. I have many projects waiting for the help of my dad. Like sanding our floors. I've never done anything like it before so it scares the crap out of me to try it. I can only hope that a year from now things will look a lot different and that I can maybe get a few things that I'd like to see done, get done.  And with that here are some progress photos from the last 2 years.  Our closet 2010 2012 2010 2012 Upstairs bathroom 2010 2011 2012 I hope this is finished before next year. Stairway 2010 2012 Dining room 2010 2012 Living room 2010 201