Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Halloween Activities

We revived our Bob's Pumpkin Farm and Corn Maze tradition this year, after a hiatus last year due to the pandemic. The slides were popular again (even with the teen):

This year they had multiple large tires stuck in the ground - G enjoyed running across them and leaping from one section to another. They almost injured themselves a few times on the larger leaps, which made me a little nervous since cross-country was still ongoing.

M had to get a new shot of the "oh no! I'm being roasted!" picture. They were puzzled by why anyone would smile in this particular cutout:

Made it through the maze and chose some pumpkins!

Auntie Karla sent us some stunning Halloween cookies (M's favorite was the stay-puft marshmallow man):

We invited D'Emily over for a pumpkin beer/cider tasting evening as well as fall foods and a viewing of Arsenic and Old Lace. Emily hasn't seen nearly enough classic movies, so I'm trying to remedy this. The menu was porcini and wild rice soup, butternut squash gratin, and pumpkin scones - all gluten free and vegetarian or vegan and all delicious. Was going to make cornbread as well, but weirdly couldn't find any certified gluten free corn meal - boo to our local stores for not having that.

The kids finally carved their pumpkins on Halloween morning, while I was at a concert. We weren't on top of costumes, so they ended up not going out. And weirdly we only got 6 trick-or-treaters coming to our door (usually it's more like 30-50). The kids seemed happy enough to eat our extra candy and play Borderlands instead, so it all worked out!

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