31 October 2007

Happy Halloween!!!

Halloween 2006

Since Sunday, my son hasn't taken off his costume. I thought it would be a good idea to try it on to make sure it fit so we didn't have any last minute crisis. Ah, now I know why I see kids out with their parents dressed in their costumes days before Halloween.

This year, my son is going to be Spiderman. My daughter will be a princess. I thought my son was a horse last year, but he was a beetle or something creepy like that. My daughter was a lady bug. She's about ready to cry in this photo for some reason. I think it is because my MIL was standing behind me when I took this photo. At this age (14 months), my daughter would cry if my MIL was anywhere around. In fact, when my MIL came in the house that Halloween, my daughter was sitting in her high chair eating dinner. My MIL yelled, "Hello," as she stopped on the porch to take off her shoes. My daughter just heard her voice and burst out crying!

Busy day today. Have to dig out the trick-or-treat bags, clean the house (PIL will be here), get the candy in the pumpkin candy bowl and still manage to get dinner on the table. I'm fixing dinner just so my PIL don't think I starve the kids, since the kids could probably survive on just candy and adrenaline for the next 24 hours.

We'll spend some time with the PIL, then go door-to-door for awhile, then run over to my aunt's and then run to another aunt's/uncle's.

Days like this make me wish I had developed a hankering for alcohol.

Ghost in the Graveyard (from Martha Stewart)
Serves 1
2 ounces black vodka
2 ounces creme de cacao or coffee-flavored liqueur
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
Pinch of finely grated nutmeg, for garnish

In a glass, combine vodka and creme de cacao, and set aside. Place a scoop of ice cream in a highball glass, and slowly pour vodka mixture over ice cream. Garnish with nutmeg; serve immediately.

Have a wonderful, safe and fun Halloween!!


Ma Beck said...


Happy Halloween - by the way, has Martha Stewart COMPLETELY lost her marbles???

Gag - just eat a peanut buster parfait, do a shot of tequila, and be done with it.

swissmiss said...

I had made some comment to that effect (ice cream in alcohol being one of them) but edited it out. I'm not a big fan of alcohol, but will drink a Budweiser (swill, yes, but that's what they were drinking when I was in college...besides Corona).

Vincenzo said...

Pumpkin Carving Simulator

:o) said...

They're as cute as a bug!! (I'm so witty!)

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

I don't know, I think it sounds kind of yummy. I could really go for something different alcoholly-speaking, right now. That's not going to happen though...at least not for another four months or so!

tara said...

I have wondered why so many small children have been wearing costumes all week--now I know why--they are adorable!

I like your new header picture--very nice.

They make black vodka? Ice cream and vodka--very interesting--I might have to try the drink next year--looks goulish.

gemoftheocean said...

Whatever possessed Martha!? **** her! It's two a.m. - and I just caught this post - I was on my way to bed, and now I want one of these **** things. Next she'll have me shaving the orange of the pumpkins for some wild-*** potpourri things. And BLACK vodka? How am I supposed to drink that at work without leaving a stain?! [JUST kidding. Really. If I'm having a drink, I'm having Seagram's 7 and ginger ale.

Great kid pics!

swissmiss said...

I've never seen the black vodka, but then again the last time I was in a liquor store was ages ago. The last time I had alcohol was when I was in Ireland and I came home pregnant with my son...that was almost five years ago. Most of the time I was either nursing and/or pregnant. Maybe my New Year's resolution will be to start drinking something every now and then :)

I have a love-hate relationship with Martha. My aunts are complete Marthas. They don't watch her show or anything, but are just incredible homemakers, cooks, decorators, hostesses, etc. Compared to them, I look like a schmoe, but compared to hubby's family...well, they consider me a Martha! It's all relative!