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.


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.


Cutest couple goes to these two.

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


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.


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.


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. )


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


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.


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.


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


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


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