Ethan: There's a fly! (to everyone in the car) I saw a fly on my window!
Ella: And then you gave him a knuckle sandwich?
Vern: (to Ella) Stop chasing Ethan. He doesn't like it.
Ella: (waving her toy wand furiously) No-o! (through gritted teeth) I will turn you into a goose!
Ethan: (to Vern after Vern took a forkful of food from Ethan's plate) Agghh, you gotta be kiddin' me. Eat YOUR food, dada.
Ella: (to all in the room and stating matter of factly) Let's make Dudley's* other name Commotis. His name is Dudley Commotis.
*Dudley is our dog.
Use your drill to create pretty patterns or spooky messages...do we really need an excuse to use power tools?
Lil' pumpkin treats that your little person can help make. How cute are these?
Yummy pumpkin curry recipe for those who like a little heat with their spiced pumpkin.
You'll never miss the fat and calories in this healthier version pumpkin "cheesecake" mousse. Only 125 calories!
How clever! You can usually pick these fishnets up at the dollar store this time of year in the Halloween décor section. It's a great cheapo no-carve option that offers a cool vampy look.
I told ya, don't underestimate the power of googly eyes! Glue them on (or buy the ones that just peel and stick) to create a oogly, boogily, googly-eyed punkin'.
Save the seeds! Rinse them, cover them in cinnamon and spices and bake them up.
Back in Black! A few pumpkins, a little black spray paint and some felt triangles for ears, and voilà! Frightening feline.
This pumpkin pie cheese ball would be great with apple slices, graham crackers or ginger snaps. Add some ridges with a butter knife and place 1/2 cinnamon stick and bit of parsley as "stem" to make this tasty treat do double duty as food and décor.
The bummer about no-carve pumpkins is that there's usually no spooky nighttime glow as there is with jack o'lanterns. This option gives you the best of both worlds: no-carve pumpkins painted with glow-in-the-dark paint!