October 28, 2016

Weekend Plans...Halloween Edition!

So that came quickly! Halloween is almost here! As with most holidays, we will celebrate Halloween over the course of several days. Because. Why not? Halloween comes but once a year, right?

My best friend Marian is joining us for the weekend. I can just tell how very excited she is! But seriously, she and I and Michael Myers of the Halloween movies go waaaay back. So it is only fitting she watches them with me. You know. Since Steve refuses. : ) Marian will be here for dinner Friday night, so we are planning a fun dinner of Jack-o-Lantern Stuffed Peppers with mashed potatoes. Peyton is planning on a Halloween cookie pizza for dessert. Later...Halloween movie marathon. With lots and lots of popcorn!

Saturday is free until afternoon Mass, and after, our church is having a turkey dinner. So. Yum! After that, we are planning on our traditional pumpkin carving night! This involves the kids drawing designs on their pumpkins, starting to scoop out the goop...Mom finishing...Dad carving...Marian supervising...and then movies in the dark with lighted jack-o-lanterns. : )

Sunday looks to be cold and rainy. The perfect day to stay in, play games, watch the last of our Halloween movies...have you ever watched the Disney movie Twitches?...and relax. We are planning a fun Halloween meal for dinner before Marian has to head home. We are having Mummy Dogs, Witch's Brew Macaroni and Cheese, Zombie Mandarin Orange Brains, Blood Red Vampire Juice, and Halloween Cupcakes with Dark as Night Frosting. : )

But first, a look back at the week that was here in our October home...

Last Saturday night we wore Halloween to Mass...

And she was happy as could be. : )

After Mass we headed out for pizza, and talked to Madison while we ate. : )

Sunday we baked our Halloween sugar cookies. And Peyton was the master decorator!

This lovely little chapel was recently completely renovated. I am so proud of my husband...He was the fundraising chairman of the project and worked very hard to help restore this very old chapel to its former beauty. During the rededication, I spoke with a woman who told me a story of her grandmother and her friends who would walk every day to this chapel to pray the rosary for their sons fighting in the war.

A fun unit on all things Halloween lent itself to some cute decorations for the schoolroom!
We studied bats and spiders, read about ghosts and witches, and worked with candy corn too.

And we finished it all off with some yummy Candy Corn inspired jello. : )

Then...teacher/mommy relaxed with a pumpkin spice latte...

And this.

Have a wonderful, fun, not-to-spooky Halloween filled weekend, my friends!
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  1. Oh gosh, your ghostie paper chain decoration is just the cutest! Happy Halloween my friend. Enjoy your special weekend!

  2. You have a gift for making life beautiful! Your blog is so inspirational to me! The chapel is lovely. Have a fun weekend, hugs to you friend! Juli

  3. Everything is so pretty -- especially those kiddos of yours! What a fun Halloween weekend you have planned! That chapel is so beautiful!

    Have a fun and spooky weekend!

  4. You certainly have some wonderful plans for the weekend. Such fun. Sounds like a great week and lots of inventive ways of learning. Loved Flynns dress, so cute.

  5. I love all of these fun Halloween themed pictures of your week! Our Sunday is going to be cold and rainy here too so I'll be thinking of you while I'm still in pjs drinking warm drinks and watching Halloween movies all day long! Cheers to our last weekend of October :)

  6. {{{grinning}}} thanks Billie Jo...smiles

  7. That chapel is beautiful!!! The perfect place to pray!!

  8. The chapel story... it warms my heart!

  9. What a beautiful chapel! Enjoy your weekend my friend!

  10. Oh please - can't I move in this weekend too??!?? ;) Sounds like Halloween weekend PERFECTION to me my dear Billie Jo! You just have the snuggliest most fun house in the whole world!!

    I haven't heard of Twitches, but looked it up and it looks so cute. May need to check that out with Annie!

    And kudos to Steve!! I'm so impressed with the chapel and think that's just awesome. Plus, it's really pretty. Gave me goosebumps when I read it. Did I ever tell you my Dad and Brother are both named Steve? Good guys get that good name I guess. ;)

    Have a blessed, snuggley, yummy, scary, okay not to scary, but super fun weekend! xoxo

  11. I love all of this!! Your kids are totally adorable! Those cookies look delish ~ Peyton truly has great baking skills. I love the chapel! Sweet story about it ~ makes my heart sing.


  12. Your family is always doing such fun things! Hope your weekend went just the way you planned it!

  13. Oh I loved the story about the Chapel.

  14. I hope you had a wonderful weekend and all went as planned! I wish we were neighbors so I could have stopped by for a PSL! ♥♥♥


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