I just love this time of the year, who doesn't?!
Despite Halloween being a 'Blah' holiday for me/the excuse for girls to dress like slores, I would much rather bypass and enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I know that I've got to start making this holiday special for Baby Boo!
Last year, Baby Boo was only 3 months, but that didn't stop me from dressing her up!
Look how small she is!!
Now we are only a few days from Halloween, and I have yet to decide what Boo is gonna be for Halloween.
We tossed around the idea of the cast of Yo Gabba Gabba...But I just couldn't get the hubs to put on an orange jumpsuit and be DJ Lance.
I suggested homeless bums, since we basically can't afford the 40 dollar costumes at target...
But Hubby didn't want to get dirty...
(Can we all say, sissy la la?)
Despite costumes being so fudge popsicle expensive, it didn't stop me from buying a $9 halloween candy basket at Target for Baby Boo!
Target is like the everything store version of Whole Foods...
I shouldn't be allowed to shop there. I just end up spending more than I need, hiding things in Baby Boo's closet, and secretly hoping the hubs doesn't notice my new jacket, shoes, top, and purse....
But despite the expensive baskets, I was looking forward to taking Baby Boo the the pumpkin patch this year, carving pumpkins, and eating pumpkin seeds.
And to top it off, Baby Boo can now sport the pigtail look!
I swear, the day I can curl her hair, will be the happiest day of my life! :-)
The petting zoo was Baby Boo's favorite...
I stood back and took pictures with my zoom lens. I love animals, but have a slight fear of them too...Something about a childhood experience involving a goat...
Those cute ugly fur balls are baby chickies.
I wanted to sneak one in my purse, but then I decided there was NO way I could hide THAT from Hubby...
The tractor ride was my favorite, but it wasn't Boo's...
And it probably wasn't anyone else favorite ride, for those that were in the cars behind us.
Baby Boo has never been one to like sitting in one place...
That includes staying on a single bushel of hay.
But if tractor rides didn't do it for her, than not being able to pick up a 10 pound pumpkin sure did...
You don't want to know what happened next.
Later that night we carved pumpkins with the hubby.
We all had our different jobs...
Some jobs were a little more disgusting than others...
But, my job I believe was the most important of all...
You can't carve pumpkins without roasting pumpkin seeds.
And, now I am going to add to that statement.
You can't roast pumpkin seeds, without covering them in chocolate afterwards...
Sweet n' Salty Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin Seeds( we had about 2 cups worth)
Salt and Pepper or Seasoning Salt
Non Dairy chocolate (about 1/2 C. per 2 c. pumpkin seeds)
1. Preheat oven to 350. Wash and dry pumpkin seeds, then spread on coated(with baking sheet or parchment paper) baking sheet. Sprinkle salt and pepper, or some seasoning salt through out, and toss to coat.
2. Bake for 30 or so minutes (depends on how many pumpkin seeds you have. More time for more seeds.)
3. When done, let cool.
4. Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl, and once melted add pumpkin seeds to the bowl.
5. Toss pumpkin seeds in chocolate until coated.
6. Spread seeds onto covered baking sheet (with mat or parchment paper) and set in fridge for a few minutes, or until set.
These are dangerous.
Like, you will eat these in one sitting of Beverly Hills Housewives...
And then regret you did it.
Then you will want more.
Happy Pumpkin Seed Making!