Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Halloween

so this is gonna be brief 'cause i haven't really been feeling well lately, but i figured it might be good to get my halloween pics up before thanksgiving and christmas get here ; )

So Old Navy had a super big sale on their halloween costumes. i went to get a dragon costume for jude and something else for emma, but emma saw the dragon costume and that was the end of the discussion. I LOVED the fact she wanted to be a dragon for halloween : )

Jude got the next best thing... : )

SOOOOOO this is how emma takes care of her baby. I see a great baby sitter in the making. (P.S. I'd been wanting to get emma a toy kitchen but they're pretty pricey, and then one day as i was leaving for walking group, what should be out by the dumpster but this lovely toy kitchen. After walking group it was still there so emma and i lugged it home and i washed it. that's not gross is it? Waste not want not : )

mmmm tasty ; )

so i've decided to start a tradition of making ghoulish meals the day before and day of halloween. Here's what i made friday night... both meals came from


2 pkg. (7-1/4 oz. each) KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
2 eggs, beaten
1 pkg. (16 oz.) OSCAR MAYER Wieners, cut crosswise in half
1 tsp. yellow mustard
HEAT oven to 350ºF.
Dinners in large saucepan as directed on package. Stir in mozzarella and eggs. SPOON into foil-lined 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Stand wieners, in 4 rows of 5 wieners each, in Dinner mixture for the ghouls.
20 min.; cool 5 min. Add small dabs of mustard to wieners for the ghouls' eyes.

pumpkin carving

She was so proud of her pumpkin, she didn't want to go to bed

making a pudding graveyard for Jodi's Halloween party

1 pk Oreo cookies
2 pk Chocolate INSTANT pudding

3 cups Cool whip

4 oz Rectangular white cookies


Cool Whip


Candied corn

  1. Place cookies in zip-lock bag and crush using a rolling pin
  2. . Make pudding as directed and let stand for 5 minutes
  3. . Stir in the cool whip, and 1/2 the cookies.
  4. Spoon mixture into a 13"x9" baking dish.
  5. Sprinkle with the remaining cookies.
  6. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  7. Decorate using rectangular cookies as tombstones, etc.
  8. Use cool whip to make ghost-shaped blobs on the top, create swirls of *ghosts* on top, use pieces of black licorice for the eyes.
  9. Place the candied corn around the top.

Being a cool russian spy with kyle and suzi at jodi's halloween party

Spaghetti and "Oozing Eyeballs"

2 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken
1 cup water
2 eggs
1 jar (26 oz.) spaghetti sauce, divided
4 sticks KRAFT STRING-UMS String Cheese, cut into quarters
4 pitted large black olives, cut into 4 slices each
1 pkg. (1 lb.) spaghetti

HEAT oven to 375ºF.
meat, stuffing mix, water, eggs and 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce. Shape into 16 (2-inch) meatballs. Insert 1 cheese piece into top of each meatball, with end of cheese piece just showing at top. Place on baking sheet. Top each with olive slice to resemble eyeball.
20 to 25 min. or until meatballs are done (160ºF). Meanwhile, cook spaghetti and heat remaining spaghetti sauce as directed on package and jar.
spaghetti. Serve topped with meatballs and sauce.

Halloween 2009
Some friends gave us the idea of having "The Office" themed halloween and so i was the NBC peacock and brad was Mose Schrute (Dwight's odd cousin)

Emma with some of her friends Cody and Ellie

This was our church's halloween party and the kids trick or treated at the classrooms. A couple in our ward went all out and decorated not only their door but the whole room. it was a lot of fun and went perfect with emma's costume

not quite sure why this photo won't turn but this was jude at the party

Wanted to post jude's halloween outfit. Thanks Rhea for the shirt and Ashley for the socks!