Homemade cookies

Ghost Cut out Cookies

Halloween was all kinds of messed up this year. The Saturday before we had this freak snowstorm. It was crazy! Trees and heavy branches were falling all over the place. I went outside to check on my husbands car and it was covered with large branches. Luckily there wasn’t any damage. While standing outside all I heard were these loud creaks and cracks and then WHOOOSH. If I turned around quick enough to where the noise was coming from I would see the tops of trees falling to the ground. Because of this storm Halloween was cancelled and the schools were closed on Monday and Tuesday…remember that this storm was on Saturday and there was barely 1 inch of snow on the ground. People were without power for over a week because all the trees fell on the wires…it was a mess.

Reno as Dorothy

Re as Dorothy from Wizard of OZ

Reno was suppose to have a Halloween party at her school on the Monday and I for some reason volunteered to make Halloween shaped Cut Out Cookies. Big mistake on my part. Before I knew that school was cancelled I spent hours on Sunday trying to make these cute ghost and skeleton head cookies. Making the dough, cutting them out and baking them was the easy part. Decorating them was a PAIN. IN. THE. ASS. After I applied the white part of the frosting I didn’t realize I had to wait for that stuff to dry before drawing on the face with the other color frosting. It took forever. I eventually gave up and went to the store and bought already made and decorated cookies that weren’t vegan. The second I got home from doing that I received a call to say that school was cancelled. I could have killed someone since that would have given me enough time to finish the cookies. It turns out us parents all agreed to have the party on that Friday because of all the families who wouldn’t get their power back until then.  I still gave out the unvegan cookies because by then my delicious cookies weren’t fresh enough. At least I know for next year  that I need to start decorating them first thing in the morning so they are dry enough by the mid afternoon to paint their sweet little faces on them.


Miles as Mickey Mouse

I also wanted to mention that Trick or Treating this year was horrible also. The town cancelled trick or treating on Halloween because of all the down trees and wires, which made total sense, and made it for that Friday. I took Reno around our neighborhood that Friday and hardly anyone answered their doors and we only saw 2 groups of kids plus one other single kid trick or treating. It was miserable and I felt so bad for Re. She loves Halloween so much and it sucked this year. She took it all in stride though and I am happy that she got very little candy. She did however get a lot of bags of potato chips which I found bizarre. I’m hoping next year will be better for her.

3 Comments on Halloween

  1. Jes
    November 16, 2011 at 11:35 AM (8 years ago)

    Aww, the snow storm really messed things up this year, but Reno looks super cute as Dorothy! Plus your cookies, though a pain in the ass, are way adorable too. Next year everything will work out :)

  2. Kristen
    November 21, 2011 at 2:38 PM (8 years ago)

    what a cute little mickey!!


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