October Dinner Theme {Halloween} In Pictures

This months dinner theme was to make a dish that has to do with Halloween, I am actually surprised in all these years we haven’t done this yet.  I made Jason Vorhees’ ribs, pumpkin patch hummus and ginger pumpkin cheesecake bars.
Somehow I screwed up the cheesecake bar crust, I must have measured wrong and I over cooked it. The outcome, flavor wise was good but  hard and chewy. The cheesecake part was delish.

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Pumpkin + black bean chili

Shrunken head roast surprise

Mummy bacon

Cheesy fingers

Severed fingers

Jason’s ribs

Creepy egg eyeballs

Guacamole pumpkin surprise

Spider cupcakes

Ginger pumpkin cheesecake bars

Kitty liter cake

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The girls had fun playing together aka destroying the house.

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Kaili wasn’t too fond of Chris’ costume.

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Cutest couple goes to these two.

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Friends don’t let friends give their baby toy guns.

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Another successful dinner party. Culinary wise, this wasn’t our best but we sure had fun.

Kaili and the Classroom {beach/ocean theme}

Aren’t my blog titles catchy?

So this happened….Preschool initiation some would call it.

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The bite didn’t break the skin but it came close. They told me she didn’t even cry. Funny because this is what I get when I don’t give her a cookie at 4:00 p.m.

Meanwhile in my classroom….last weeks theme was beach/ocean. After reading Rainbow Fish and Swimmy I put out paint for the kids to paint pre-cut fish.

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They made an Octopus craft with cheerios. There wasn’t much crafting going on but they enjoyed glueing one cheerio and then eating one cheerio, so on and so forth.    ( <–did you catch that?  Pun intended. )

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You can make Sea turtles with paper bowls or paper plates cut in half.

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I took the fishing poles out of the magnetic fishing set , I wrote the letters of the alphabet on index cards and then taped paper clips to the back. After scattering them on the floor I directed the kids to “fish” for a letter. Fishing for the alphabet.

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Using the same fishing poles, we tied on a paint brush and had them use motor skills to dip the paint brush into the paint and then paint their whales. Fishing pole painting.

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Sea salt painting was my favorite. The way these dried left a salty ocean effect, the kids got into it.

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Flip flop art. I traced a kiddos shoes and then let them water paint and decorate the sandal part however they chose.

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This is my last month working, unless….well unless they just can’t live without me. We’ll see.