November 10, 2011


Every once in a while I go through a phase where I feel rather adventurous.

Like this one time, I decided to try ketchup on my eggs. Ick.

So a bit of adventurousness hit me over Halloween weekend. Definitely not the 'take all five kids to a corn maze and hope we don't lose one' kind of adventurous, more like 'let's make some fun cookie bats' kind of adventurous.

I know where my priorities lie.

Our Best Bites came through for me and my adventurous streak. It made the perfect Sunday afternoon activity.

The words "chocolate covered" tend to do that to me though.

It's my one weakness.

First I showed everyone how to make them, turning my back whenever I needed to lick chocolate off my fingers. It's strange how so much chocolate accidentally gets on my fingers while I'm baking.

But I don't want any of the kids to learn how that accidentally might happen to them too.

'Cause I'm a good mom and all. Just doing my part to keep them on the straight and narrow and do better than me.

Unselfishly of course.

Nothing like dunking oreos into a bowl of melted chocolate to make the world go round.

Even if I did have to slap Hubby's hand a couple times to keep him from eating it all.

Only I'm allowed to do that.

Unselfishly of course.

It was also a big day for Claira. Daddy gave her her first taste of chocolate!

I can read her accusionary thoughts in that moment. 

Claira: Mom! How come you've never given me this divine deliciousness before? You've been holding out on me!

Me: First of all, you're too young to be using words like "divine deliciousness", and second, I'm just trying to save you from chocolate's evil grasp! Unselfishly of course.

I don't think she bought it.

And... Wa-la!! Oreo Bats!

The kids were rather creative, insisting that some bats only needed one eye, while others needed at least six.

I need six eyeballs. I think it would dramatically reduce the messes in my house! But I think I'd end up spending a fortune in mascara.

Guess I better pass.

They were so proud of themselves!

Next we did a little taste testing! You know, just to make sure they were good and all.

I'm fairly confident they passed inspection.

Of course, I've been known to be wrong before.... on rare occasions.

So I ate most of them, just in case.

Unselfishly of course.

The next day was Halloween. I was running behind schedule (which of course has never happened to me before) but I did my best.

We had Mummy Dogs

and Cheesy Fingers for dinner.

Perhaps not the most filling meal, but fun nonetheless.

But as I said before, I was running way behind schedule (which as I said before, never happens to me *cough*) and the Trunk-or-Treat was starting about the time dinner was done, so costumes this year were kind of lame. Weak sauce really.

Thankfully, the kids didn't seem to realize it or even care.

My little pumpkin.

I had so many people tell me that night that I'm such a "fun mom". I finally came to the conclusion that I must have looked like an idiot.

But that's okay, I'm use to that. The kids just thought it was cool that I kind of dressed up.

I didn't bother to tell anyone that the hat I've got on is a "kiddie size", according to the tag.

Didn't need to point out that I must have a small head or something.

I gotta the draw the line somewhere.

Anyway, it was fun.

The next morning, the kids got up and asked if it was Christmas Day.

11 super cool people speak:

Sue said...

I really enjoyed looking in on your Halloween festivities. Lots of fun going on over there!

My DIL served the mummy dogs, too, and I hear they went over big.


Nicole said...

Love the mummy dogs!

Ketchup on eggs, yechh!

Kristen said...

Oh how you make me laugh! I love that the kiddies were ready for Christmas morning. And, although I don't know you-- I can tell you are a fun mom (with or without the kid-size hat). Thanks for making me smile... Again.

Wonder Woman said...

I love ketchup on my eggs. I am offended. *wink*wink*

You are a fun mom. People tell me that, too and I think it's a great compliment. Heaven knows I'm not an organized or tidy one!

Will and Marcie Davis said...

Lame??? Are you serious?? Not only are you the FUN Mom you are the COOLEST Mom EVER!! That dinner is seriously the cutest idea! I'm SO stealing it if ever I can be as cool as you! ;)

P.S. We're moving to Washington so my goal of driving to I.F. to do that play date won't happen but we'll always have "Blogland" ;) lol

Neisha said...

you're a super cool mom - awesome treats and dressing up!! I do it all too...why not, for the kids, they love it :)

Garden of Egan said...

You were busy!!!!
I'm not sure how I feel about the oreos. It seems wrong somehow. They are so awesome with just plain old milk.

The mummy dinner is darling.

You are such a great mom!!!!

Mama Smith said...

I LOVE those TREATS! Going to save them...just in case...I am asked to do something like this in the future...I just wish I could come up with these ideas on my own...! I Just don't have the "Betty Crocker" talent...What was I doing in the pre-exisence before I came to earth? I know...probably wandering around the "garden" dept...looking at how and the flowers and plants were being made...and putting in my 2 cents worth on where to put meadows and such...Who would have thought "creative" "food" was going to be so important!

Larsen said...

You are a fun mom. trust me.

Patty Ann said...

Love your Halloween fun!! We did the mummy dogs and witch punch! The girls had a blast, and it looks like your kids had a great time too!!

Sarah said...

I keep eyeing that chocolate! Need some yumminess now;) So DARN cute!
I love you Serene!

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