October Traditions

October is a month that starts to get a little busy with activities. This month we had a birthday and a baptism in our family, which made it extra special. Some of the annual fall activities this month included:

General Conference Weekend

The Bat Fest

A visit to the Pumpkin Patch

Ward Fall Festival/Trunk or Treat

Pumpking carving

Boo at the Zoo

Trick or Treating in the neighborhood

This year I was asked to come up with a game to play at our Ward Fall Festival. We went for ghost bowling: gather 10 soda bottles (raid your neighbors recycling bins if necessary), spray paint them white, draw a ghost face with a sharpie, then set up and bowl with a basketball with with a pumpkin face added on for fun.

Each year on Halloween we enjoy a bit of a spooky menu: wrapped mummies (hot dogs wrapped in crescent roll strips and baked) and brains (jello formed in a brain mold). This year for the school class parties I sent these cute witch brooms¬†(string cheese and pretzels).¬†Unfortunately, the healthy snack couldn’t compete with all the cupcakes and cookies and treats that were offered, and most of the snack made its way back home.

And as usual, we read our favorite Halloween books to put us in the mood for spooky, pumpkin fun!

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