Last things first. The boys went trick or treating as Fortnite characters. Marshmallow man on the left and DJ Yonder on the right. I loved their costumes and they were quite the hit both at school and while trick or treating. I was hoping they would show off all of their Fortnite dance moves while we were trick or treating, but unfortunately, it was freezing cold (like the coldest Halloween in Missouri since the early 90's) and the boys wimped out after only an hour of trick or treating.
The boys were so excited to wake up to SNOW on the morning of Halloween. Only a dusting, but still. This isn't all that abnormal for Ohio, where I grew up, but for Missouri... I can't remember this ever happening before since we've lived here.
Other Halloween things we did leading up to the 31st....
Halloween Movie Marathon
The weekend before Halloween, we spent a whole day in our pajamas watching some of our favorites including The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beatlejuice, Adams Family, and Sleepy Hollow.
We made witches' fingers (pretzel rods, dipped in green icing, topped with sliced almonds).
We carved pumpkins and told the boys all about how when we were little, we didn't have nice handy pumpkin carving kits. Back in the day, we had to use kitchen knives and scooped the guts out with big spoons and our hands. They'll never know what they missed...
I made mummy hot dogs, aka hot dogs wrapped in sliced crescent roll dough (the refrigerated kind out of a tube). They turned out okay.
Other yummy things we made this month include a couple of incredible soups/stews.
I made this Ultimate Beef Bourguinon for the first time at it was so yummy. Definitely doing that one again.
The Beef Bourguinion was the perfect slow simmered stew for the Colts/Chiefs game. We are a Colts family. We have been for as long as the boys were born. There are numerous pictures of them in Colts gear from the time they were newborns. But as one would suspect when you live in a state where the football team has done nothing but improve year after year, our boys have become converts and our now Chiefs fans... just like all of the other people in this state. The Chiefs were undefeated and the Colts were not, so there was lots of trash talk throughout the day. Yeah for Jeremy and me, because the Colts broke the Chiefs' undefeated streak. Every Sunday, and also every day the boys wear any Chiefs gear, we remind the of this day.
Another yummy soup is this Cheeseburger Soup, which I have probably made a dozen times in the last several years. We had this soup on the day of our Halloween movie marathon and it was perfect.
On Halloween night, we made our tried and true favorite, White Chicken Chili. Even though it has a little bit of a spicy edge, the boys both loved it!
Every morning, the boys and I get to my office bright and early and we have caught some beautiful sunrises.
We also had a beautiful full moon this month.
Eli and I had a mommy/son date night, watching our local football team. Eli sampled just about everything at the concession stand and our team won big.
And that just about does it for our October. It's been crazy, but it's been fun. Now we're ready to start thinking turkey and Christmas shopping!