Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween!

It's finally here! We've been having so much fun this month getting ready for Halloween. Only problem is, all three of us came down with colds :(. We had such high hopes to get all dressed up and take Anders out in the neighborhood in our costumes. Instead we settled for a quieter Halloween, but we definitely had some fun!

Derek knows that I love caramel apples... my mom used to make them for us when we were kids, and I will probably do the same when Anders gets a bit older, but this just wasn't the year for me to make this treat. Caramel apples seem a little finicky because double boiling anything just seems complicated. So instead Derek surprised me with this caramel apple from the store. It was the perfect treat to bring the Halloween mood on Monday.

On Tuesday Derek started to get sick and looked pretty deadly when he came home from work. But after some apple pie (one of his favorite treats) he was happy to carve pumpkins and even got a little creative!

I was pretty excited to see how Anders would handle the pumpkin goo. Anders was a little tentative at first patting the seeds but before we knew it he was squealing away and had the bowl of seeds dumped all over the table.
As for our pumpkins, Derek carved his own and I did one for Anders and I. Derek decided to carve a scary pumpkin and I did something fun. I found a cute idea online to use your baby's hands for eyes and I was so excited to use this idea to involve Anders. The little fingers were a hassle to cut out, but I'm happy with the result.

 Derek ended up staying home from work today and I was not even sure if we would get out of bed since we had an awful night. But with some major rest throughout the day I was able to get up and put up a few decorations and get caught up in the Halloween excitement.  It was so fun to see everyone out and getting ready for the night. By 6:00 pm we had our first "Trick or Treat!" and we were able to hand out some candy. Anders got involved by greeting the kiddies at the door and was sad to see them go. Instead of walking outside we decided to go for a drive to see all the decorations and excitement. It was a nice compromise for our sickly house, but I am so excited to get out next year. Fingers crossed that we don't get sick again!:)


The Dainty Dolls House said...

Am glad you all had so much fun, sorry some were unwell, I think it's the time of year again! I love caramel apples to :) Your pumpkins turned out awesome, love them :) xx

Ashley Wright said...

I love your pumpkins and ghost decor. SO cute! Thanks for the fun ideas.

Marie said...

Hmmm caramel apples sounds delicious. We don't have tt in my country, would really love to try it one day :)

*Dark Angel* said...

Its such a pleasure to see real time haloween parties, I am not much fond of pumpkins but I think they look good when the are decorated like this :D
Happy Haloween :)

Sheila said...

Aww fun! I loved the milk gallon jugs with the faces on them!! hahaha.. too cute. :)

xo - Sheila

snoopellie said...

Glad to know you still had fun despite your condition. Those photos are lovely esp those decors! Have a nice day! Btw, would you like to follow each other on gfc? let me know.

(Jabberjays In My Little Haven)

CoastWithMe said...

Hope you're all feeling better Alexis! It's no fun being sick:(! Glad you had a cozy night indoors with the family! As for your comment on my blog, the pumpkin took a few hours to carve (maybe 2-3). It's pretty time consuming. And Casper and Hocus Pocus are my favorite movies too:))!

Amy (Oh, My) said...

Hi Alexis! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog! (Sorry I'm late - I've been out of blogging action a bit lately.) You and your little family are gorgeous - especially little Anders. I hope you are all feeling better and still had a nice Halloween despite feeling unwell x

jillian at faith that laughs. said...

hope everyone is feeling better! love your pumpkins. xoxo

Aprad said...

Looks like so much fun!!

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