Graham has always loved Halloween and since we have been married, I have grown to love this time of the year, too. It officially kicks off Fall and we love the cooler weather. We are all about traditions in our household. Here are some of our favorite Halloween rituals:
1. Carving a pumpkin: This year we went with a traditional jack-o-lantern. In the past, we have carved some VERY intricate designs.
2. We love to munch on candy corn. Especially "Indian corn" (the kind with the chocolate bottoms).
3. The Food Network: They always have great ideas.3. Our Movie line-up: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown , Garfield's Halloween Adventure and The Best of Rosanne: Halloween Edition. Graham always watches some other movies, too, but these are the one's we watch together. 4. Costumes: Here is Ava Grace in her pumpkin p.j.'s from Halloween 2007. I can't wait to get some pics of her in her costume this year.
In the fall, I am always on the hunt for a delicious caramel apple. Today, we went to Kopper Kettle Candies and I spotted a gorgeous apple. They had many apples to choose from, but I chose the caramel apple covered in cinnamon and sugar. I thought it was a nice change from the chocolate drizzle with nuts. I was so glad that this year my caramel apple choice was the right one!
Our good friends Jeff and Yvonne came to visit this weekend and we always love seeing them. Jeff and Graham went to the Hogs game today and Yvonne, Ava Grace, and I shopped and did some fun crafts. Yvonne loves to craft just like me, so we put our creative minds together to come up with this cute bow holder for Ava's room. We had a blast talking and spending time together. Yvonne is due to have their third son in about a month and I can't wait to meet him. He doesn't even know how blessed he is to have parents like his mommy and daddy. We love you guys!