Wednesday, October 29, 2008

it's the great pumpkin, and more!

So, call me crazy, but we started yet another tradition for this season that I hope will continue through the years. What can I say, I'm on a roll this year! We've hit the pumpkin patch, carved a pumpkin, played in the leaves, dressed up in costumes, and decorated pumpkin-shaped cookies. After tonight's fun time, I even have one more that I hope to "squeeze in" tomorrow before Halloween is fully upon us.

Tonight, I decided it would be fun to cook up some pizza, make some chocolate chip pumpkin bread and watch "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!" So, despite the headache that came on earlier in the day, I still made it happen. It wasn't all that I had expected, but we have to start somewhere and maybe next year the experience will be a little more enjoyable and there will be less of a need for "damage control" from a mischievous little one year old. It was still a fun time and Mikayla loved it!

And that's what it's all about...

Mixing up some chocolate chip pumpkin bread...
this little girl loves to bake!
(I had to watch out because a couple of times she tried to add a little bit more of ingredients when I wasn't looking. The baking soda and salt being one of them...yuck!)

The recipe made 7 small loaves of bread!
(I'll be sending some to work with Ryan)

Austin wasn't too happy that he didn't get to sit on the blanket on the floor with the rest of us,
but he still enjoyed the cartoon from his highchair

Mikayla entranced by the TV...she really liked Snoopy!

Austin, on the other hand, not so entranced...

Poor sissy! She just wanted to watch the movie...

After bath time, Mikayla got to enjoy her hard work

For some craftiness of the season, and a few more new traditions, check it out here.


vicki said...

It looks like you had alot of fun! What great traditions and memories you are making.

Lyndsie said...

I LOVE pumpkin chocolate chip bread! My two favorite times for family traditions are Halloween and Christmas. They are so much fun!

Blue Castle said...

I've never heard of chocolate chip pumpkin bread before. But it sure looks good! I'll have to try making it. Your kids are so adorable. :)

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