We actually just made it home from Halloween Storytime, so it has been quite the full day around here. It made me think of the first time Dr. Gatchel and I went or last year with my favorite fire fighter. Bottom line, they are getting too big too fast. Someone figure out how to make it stop! I have a feeling I'll be reminiscing again tomorrow night as we'll be attending Mikayla's first Halloween school party and then hopefully dashing over to Beechview for Noah's costume parade. (One is at 9:15 the next is at 9:30 - go figure! And the mere suggestion that Mommy go to one and Daddy the other caused meltdowns of an epic variety. So we've promised both of them we will do everything to make it both. Pray for Grant and I in the morning, hehehe)
We started the day off right with a trip to the bakery to pick out some donuts since it is National Buy A Donut day, as I mentioned yesterday. Two words; Angry Birds. As if getting donuts wasn't enough of a treat they actually both got donuts with Angry Birds rings in them. Oh did I score the mom points this morning! Did you have your purchased donut today?
It's also National Candy Corn Day. I have mixed feelings on candy corn - what is it exactly? I mean, does it really ever go bad and if not, what is in it that preserves it? I suppose it's a Fall staple, so we'll just roll with it. I made some candy corn bark as an after dinner treat and got creative with oranges, pineapple and whipped cream in a salute to candy corn that you'll have to check it out below.
I mentioned all the school party craziness going on tomorrow and we're hoping to catch "The Great Pumpkin" all together tomorrow night then. And as promised - one creepy dinner! (I'm so excited!!!) And candied apples in there somewhere! Until then...
Picking donuts this morning
First the Bean picked up all the big sticks in the yard
Then she played :)
My fruity play on candy corn
Candy Corn Bark