Did Halloween being on a Sunday completely throw off your groove too? Well, it wasn’t so much that my groove was thrown. My Halloween mojo is strong…it was more I had to find a substitute groove to accommodate such a bizarre year. Our men missed out on most of the festivities, but they had a great time together. So them being gone was the first weird thing. We were going to do a big Harry Potter day on Sunday (actual Halloween) but that needed to be my mom’s big family birthday dinner, so we did a modified plan. Thursday was carving pumpkins, Corra and Naomi doing their entire pumpkin on their own. Layna drew a design and I carved…together we turned out a respectable Hogwart’s Castle. We also watched Disney’s Halloween Treat, a cheesy holiday special that I remember watching as a kid and have instilled my love of it into my offspring. Garyn and Neil went on a camp out Friday night and that’s when the girls and I did our main Halloween event, our church’s Trunk or Treat. Corra was a moon shadow elf from The Dragon Prince show, and Layna was Callum from that same show. Naomi was a Dungeons and Dragons character. I recycled Layna’s costume from last year and was a bunny named Gizmo. Saturday lunch was our traditional mummy dogs and Saturday night we watched Harry Potter: The Prisoner of Azkaban. Halloween morning we had marmalade rolls (cinnamon rolls, but with orange marmalade instead of cinnamon sugar filling) from Naomi’s Harry Potter cookbook and spent the evening with family. My babies and their cousins did have fun handing out candy to trick or treaters. The following Tuesday we snuck in a few Dia de los Muertos sugar cookie skulls to try to uphold some of our traditions and sense of holiday normalcy. So overall it was weird. But it was fine. And that pretty much sums up everything in my life lately. Really weird, but still pretty ok.
And, because I know you are wondering, marmalade rolls are serious business. Definitely going to be happening again.