Saturday, November 1, 2014

What-What?! Week of November 2nd

So, this week's post is just going to be pictures, pretty much.

Wednesday was Saffron's birthday, and was pretty good.  I made her a spice cake with cream cheese frosting, decorated with white chocolate snowflakes to stay in the Disney Frozen theme.  The frosting color matches the streamers I used to decorate almost exactly.
This is the only view where the cake looks misshapen... I swear. >.>
Candles!  Seven of 'em!
She got a pretty good assortment of toys, books, and art things.  The second picture here is a bit blurry, but that's because she was really happy about her The Last Unicorn movie.

Two days later, it was time for Halloween!  I was painting costumes up until the night before. D:  Ozzy's Buzz Lightyear costume is pretty simple, but he loved it anyway.

The kids really had a blast this Halloween -- especially Ozzy, who is now old enough to understand what's going on.  Last week, I explained to him what trick or treating involved, and when he came to understand that people were going to give him candy, his world opened up.  He asked about eating candy everyday.  He would bring it up a random times.  While we were out trick or treating, he was ready to run down the street and kick in doors.  There were vast amounts of toddler enthusiasm.
Halloween itself was rainy and quite cold.  I bundled the kids up in layers underneath their costumes to keep them warm, and we grabbed our umbrellas (umbrellas from when we lived in California... which we'd never used before.).  One of the husband's coworkers had suggested a particular neighborhood, so we headed up there.  It was a good call, because the kids got tons of really great candy, and we just did both side of one street (one block).  By the time we walked back around to the car, the kids' buckets were half-full, and we were all starting to feel a bit too cold, so we headed home.

...But they still got lots of candy.  The husband and I had to dry off their candies, because the buckets had been collecting water (!!!).

Lots of full size candy bars.  And lollipops in Ozzy's.  That kid is obsessed with "wallypops", and kept grabbing them any time there was an option.

Despite the rain and cold, this was probably one of the best Halloweens I've had with my kids.  I'm looking forward to next year, for sure. :)

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