I said on Friday that I wanted to make this a fun-filled Halloween weekend for Buggy and I think we did good. We chose to forego the outdoor Disney festival at a local shopping center because it was just too cold. B would have been fine but the littlest would have froze her hiney off.
Friday night the boys (B and cousin Matthew) and I made some sugar cookies and decorated them with orange icing and sprinkles. I made a bit of a mistake by giving them some old infant spoons to spread the icing, because that gave Brady the impression he should be eating it. He was spooning mounds of icing into his mouth every time I turned around.
After the sugar coma we sat down to watch Casper, one of my most favorite movies as a kid. The next day I made green slime (cornstarch mixed with water and a little green paint for coloring). Obviously it was a huge mess but it was fun, totally worth it.
Then I handed them over to dad for pumpkin carving. The boys kept daring each other to lick the inside and if you chant “Brady! Brady!” the kid will do about anything. He would take the bet, fearlessly, then throw his fist in the air in victory. I do not look forward to his college years. Now, pumpkin goo, then, white dog shit. (Name that movie.)
Sunday was pretty uneventful, I made homemade banana bread and picked up the Minnie mouse ears to complete Paityn’s costume for Wednesday. We have been prepping Brady for what we get to do on Halloween by telling him he will say trick-or-treat when someone opens the door, but every time we ask him what he should say he tells us, “thank you!” That will do, I suppose. 🙂
Sher Bailey is a writer in the Midwest who believes the power of humor, Mod Podge, and grandkids can fix most problems in life. You can find her at SherBailey.com.