Happy Halloween to you all, followed by warm All Saints wishes to you tomorrow! We have been happily busy this past week. My apologies for being somewhat absent on the blogosphere! I know you understand...
Monday brought a lovely baby playdate for J, where I had the chance to meet some sweet new friends thanks to Katherine and her sweet Claire! On Tuesday we hunkered down at home and enjoyed a morning visit from Papa and lunchtime rendezvous with Mimi. Papa brought Panera and Mimi brought Chipotle!! They are too good to us... :) Wednesday we spent fighting colds only to have a busy Thursday painting and carving pumpkins and attending a friend's Halloween party. The boys had such fun! We left to join the family in welcoming Uncle G from Boston with a nice dinner at Mim/Pop's house... We finished Halloween preparations today--final pumpkin touch-ups and seed baking. Yum!! I soak my seeds overnight in salt water, which makes them oh-so-tasty after toasting! Highly recommended.
Tonight we host Mim/Pop for Boo Stew (a Mimi creation--I'll have to post the recipe here for future Halloweens), salad, and bread followed by the world's cutest Superman, Spiderman, and Pumpkin. We didn't get overly creative on costumes this year and I'm trying to be okay with it. "Let it go, B. Let it go." Things don't have to be perfect to be wonderful... Me oh my! :)
Of course we have a train pumpkin--this is Gasperini-Ville!
The Gasperini studs
Yes, it's possible to paint and smile at the same time.
And be serious too--important stuff! :)
Hope you all enjoy a beautiful time of year and fun Halloween.