Friday, 3 November 2017

Weekly Wrap UP 11/03/17 Halloween activities and a college visit!

This year was the first time MarioFan was old enough to attend the local Coop's halloween party.  He was so excited.  You must be 13 to attend.
They spent the first part of the party just hanging with friends and being a wall flower.

There were plenty of games to play, although MarioFan only attempted one of them;)  I did catch him dancing once but for the most part he just talked with friends and ate way too much junk food:0

I have to say my husband is wonderful, after taking our daughter to visit her first college campus he drove all day just to make sure she was home in time to attend the Halloween party!  A++ parenting right there!!! More about the college visit at the end of this post
Firedrake with her group of trouble makers;)
The coop party was kind of small this year as there was a break in the group last year:(  Usually the party has over 100 kids attending, but this year it was small with only about 40-50 kids in attendance.  I don't think the kids noticed at all and they all had fun which is the main point.

We also finally got to work on our pumpkin and my husband chose the design this year, although Firedrake is learning how to carve a pumpkin so she can take over the job soon
She handles the scooping our the insides better than I do

Can you figure out what our Pumpkin says?  I will give you a couple of hints it is not Japanese, it is Chinese and it is based on a science fiction TV show.  A family favorite!
Husband and daughter were quite pleased with how it turned out!  On halloween night we had some friends over and we held our traditional spooky halloween dinner before Trick or Treating.   On the menu was spooky treats:)

Spider bread with a weird looking egg sack on its back;)

Spaghetti with meatball eyes

Salad, I tried a few fun  cuts for the veggies:)

Instead of croutons I cut halloween shapes from wheat tortilla and covered them in cheese to add on top of the salad

a special eyeball float:)

After Trick or treating we had a fun dessert

Ghost hot chocolate-- the adult ones may have been spiked with Bailey's Irsh creme 

Kids made a pumpkin brownie

This is MarioFan's last year for Trick or treating, and he chose his costume pretty quickly this year.

Medical doctor

Firedrake is working on her cosplay costume for next May and decided to dress up a little while she passed out the candy to the kids who came knocking on the door.  First year I didn't have to do this job!
She had a great time passing out candy and a local custom is hearing all the jokes the kids tell in order to get their candy.

The last big news of the week was Firedrake had her first visit to a college campus, YIKES.  She was off school on Friday so they drove down to Truman State and spent the day touring the campus, meeting with professors and getting a lay of the land.  I was not able to go so I got all the exciting news when they returned.  Here are a few pictures of their visit!

Checking out a dorm room-- she thought it was very small lol
That was our crazy week in a nutshell.  We got some school work done as well but I will post that next week.


  1. We had our first campus visit this week too - it's exciting and scary all at the same time. :)

  2. Looks like a great week! The pumpkin looks great but, nope, I don't know what it means. :)

  3. That sounds like a great week. Wow, college visits already. How time flies.
    Blessings, Dawn

  4. We've done a couple of university visits this year for my 16yo. It was a first for me since we didn't bother with my older kids. They all wanted to go to the local university which they already knew really well since their dad works there. She is still undecided so we may do another couple next year. Love the pumpkin!