We had a Happy Halloween, did you?
Starting with a sprink-tacular breakfast!
All Halloweened out.
Maze donned his First Halloween outfit for the day
“Stop interrupting my playing mom!”
We went for a walk in the morning and covered about 3 miles of stroller fun (most of it spent sleeping!)
I had a delicious lunch while the sleeping continued (!)
Salad with avocado and leftover squash and a drizzle of smoked maple syrup we sell at the bakery
Plus yogurt and half a pumpkin butter sandwich
That would be pumpkin nutty butter – not the jam kind!
This afternoon we got our spook on and met my mama friends at the University of Virginia Lawn for some baby playing. UVA does a hugeeeee trick-or-treating extravaganza every year. It’s great to have everything safe and together, but it’s also really crowded and it means lots of the downtown neighborhoods get ZERO trick-or-treaters, which is sad because my whole life I looked forward to being the giver instead of the receiver. In all 3 of our houses, we have had less than 20 trick-or-treaters total. Life is just not the same as it was in the 80s!
Scary baby animal.
Who was covered in spiders!
Matt and I were very subtle cowboy + cowgirl. We wore plaid that was covered up with outerwear that had no trace of fringe. Also, our cow-hats blew away. Yeah…
Miss Lobster was a bit tired today after being so excited for her costume that she missed her nap!
Operation Smile was serving s’mores for a donation.
Oh yeah…got in my chocolate fix!
And Naomi brought pumpkin muffins! I was starving and gobbled one down. Delish!
We brought a bottle for Maze so I wouldn’t have to de-robe in the chilly air to feed him in the grass. Good decision because it was needed.
These vikings won for best costume : )
The lawn was packed with exciting costumes. Loved seeing all of the creativity!
How NOT to eat too many candy bars on Halloween? Go to a crowded event with a baby. We didn’t feel right trick-or-treating since we would obviously be the eaters instead of Mazen, and since it was so crowded, there wasn’t even a Snickers bar I could easily find. That’s ok though because we had dinner not far around the corner.
Karen made this Bolognese sauce a few weeks ago after researching authentic recipes inspired by her trip to Italy earlier this year. We froze some to reheat for a quick dinner. Served over Mona Lisa Pasta egg noodles, spinach and a dollop of ricotta on top!
Brown food is never appealing, but this tasted great and was so filling on a chilly Halloween night.
Happy Birthday DAD!