As Mummy From The Heart is taking a break, this week's #R2BC is being hosted by A matter of choice, pop across and take a look!
Next week the host will be Kate on Thin Ice.
My reasons to be cheerful this week are fun ones!
1. Monday was Halloween. I love Halloween! Every year the kids and I have such fun, we decorate cakes and cookies, watch scary movies (like Hocus Pocus, Monster House, The Haunted Mansion) and bob for apples! We carve out our pumpkins, and [they] get dressed up to hand out sweets to any ToTers who might call.
We have made it in to a fun activity day which is all about the children and we look forward to it every year. Our big four chose the designs for their pumpkins and helped carve them out. Alicia's pumpkin was an owl, Joshua had a ghost, Logan wanted King Boo (from Mario Kart) and Harrison had a skeleton, and this year I made my first pumpkin cake, which I have to say was delicious. I also made some ghosty meringues, and some gingerbread skeletons. We had a special dinner of pizza, potato wedges and chicken dippers which they all gobbled up before digging in to the cakes and biccies!
2. Tomorrow is Guy Fawkes night! I love bonfire night, and watching fireworks. We've stocked up on burgers, sausages and bacon and lots of rolls to have with fried onions and some chips, and got the sparklers ready for the kids. I think I am more excited than the kids!
3. My kitchen is nearly completely decorated. It looks lovely, all fresh and clean with new paint, new doors, my wall art is up, my shelf for all of my recipe books, the new family blackboards... I can't wait until it is all finished, I will share pictures. The husband has done an awesome job!