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October 31, 2011

In Preparation for Halloween...

If you've been reading this blog for any amount of time, you probably know I'm a SUCKER for holiday-themed t-shirts...Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Halloween, and of course, Christmas...sign me up!

It's a little indulgence I allow myself. It just gets me in the holiday mood (whatever "holiday" that might be!), seeing my babes all dolled up.

Thanks to the timing of B's potty-training, we've done lots of laundry lately, so the girls got to wear their Halloween shirts almost every day this past week! :)

I got to join in on some of the Halloween action this year, too...thanks to an awesome apron I won from Charlene at Adventures-in-Mommy-Land. (I love it...a candy corn print, accentuated with ruffles and stripes and the cutest zig-zag stitching...and Charlene MADE it! Thank you, Charlene!!!)

I wore my new apron to carve our pumpkin. I know the girls are going to love seeing our kitty cat aglow tonight!

And given the theme, I couldn't resist luring Sasha into the kitchen for a peek at the pumpkin. (I'm not sure she saw the resemblance, though.)

And finally, when everyone was in bed, I made a batch of Ghost Cookies (Nutter Butters dipped in white chocolate, with mini-chocolate chips for easy!).

I am still in the process of preparing for Halloween, as I don't have these wrapped up yet, but you can see the tags the girls (and I) made to accompany our spooky goodies.

I let the girls glue strips of orange, yellow, and white paper on a manila-colored sheet. I cut simple triangles and rounded the edges. "Happy Fall, Y'all!" the tag reads.

We will do a sort of reverse-trick-or-treating, if you will...delivering goodies to our neighbors in our Halloween outfits. The girls will probably score a few pieces of candy, and that's OK, but we won't be going for the mother lode by any stretch.

(The "burden" would fall on Yours Truly to eat most of the candy...and Heaven knows I've consumed enough candy corn by this time to meet my sugar quota until at least Valentine's Day!)

And just because I can't resist a good comparison are the girls on their first Halloween, at almost 10 months old.

...and last year, just shy of two...

Hope everyone has some great fun with their little pumpkins!

I'm connecting with Marcia's Virtual Craft Day link-up again this month for my cookies and tags. Check out all the craftiness Marcia has assembled! And if you're into crafts - especially ones you can do with your kiddos - head on over to see Charlene at Adventures-in-Mommy-Land, too!


Beth said...

Mmm... Those Nutter Butter cookies look delicious!
You are so smart to keep the candy out of the house (for the most part.) We have already gone to a couple of Halloween celebrations and I have been sending bags of candy with my husband to his work. I'll need to smuggle more out tomorrow I guess...

Marcia (123 blog) said...

Love your ghost cookies. I saw pancakes with ghost shapes too - same as yours, also very easy with the choc chips for eyes :)

THanks for linking up and I LOVE their "going back in time" pics

Johanna said...

Well, if you've read my blog for any length of time, you know I LOVE pictures, so this one is the motherload. I love them all - especially all of the comparison photos. How cute your little babies are. And you look adorable in your apron! :)

Cuz I'm the mama! said...

I loe all your holiday themed shirts. Where do you find them all?? Some I see are just too cheesy, but your's are always cute! I love the apron, too! What a fun thing to pull out this time of year! I can't believe how much your girls have changed from Halloween last year to this year. Wow! They are such little ladies, now. Oh .. and those cookies. What a great idea and I can't imagine how great they taste. YUM!! And the candy corn .. don't even get me started. A real weakness over here!

reanbean said...

Did Charlene make that candy corn apron especially for you? Or are you just that lucky? It fits your taste perfectly, and is just so, so adorable!

Love the comparison pics (as always). I was thinking of doing one with my Halloween pics too (hopefully you'll take it as a compliment and not be upset with me for stealing your thing).

Happy Halloween!

Barbara Manatee said...

Did you say Nutter Butters AND white chocolate? I think I'd have to hide those from everyone else and save them just for me!!

I love holiday shirts, too! Simple pleasures!

championm2000 said...

I love the idea of reverse trick or treating!

And, those cookies...yummy...wish you were my neighbor!

cat said...

Cookies look stunning!

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

Love those comparison pictures...awesome to see the changes!

Did you use melting candy for the ghosts? Or white chocolate chips?