Happy Monday everyone!
Before I share our fun treat we enjoyed today I just have to say...this is my 600th post on Blue Skies Ahead! I have never been super consistent with this blog, or very been good at the business of blogging. I stink at social media, and I realized if I spent too much time on growing my blog I would miss out on time spent with my kids, creating all these fun memories. Even so, I am always amazed at how many people look at my little corner of the blog world, and grateful for the kind comments and emails I always receive. This blog has always been a place for ME, a place to look back on all the great (and some NOT so great) times raising my young family...but it makes my day when someone tells me they used one of our family nights, or did a fun activity with their kids that they saw here :)
What I am really trying to say is...THANK YOU!!!
Thank you for joining us as we look for the good in every day. Thank you for taking moments out of your busy life to share with me. Thanks for supporting Blue Skies Ahead, I'm excited to see what the next 600 posts bring!
Now, back to the REAL reason for this post ;)
Today is my kids last day before they go back to school after Fall Break. The weather has been cold and rainy so I figured we would be spending a good portion of the day inside. To cure the boredom, I thought it would be fun to have a Halloween Read-A-Thon...with a cute Monster Mash snack to go along with it!
Disclaimer! I am a huge believer in healthy snacks for kids...this is NOT one of those! :) Luckily, I put this in individual-sized bags so it didn't get too out of control :) Here is what made up our Monster Mash snack:
Bugles Vampire Fangs
Sour Patch Kids Zombies
Candy Corn Jack-O-Lantern Teeth
Whoppers Werewolf Poop
(I know, the last one is gross...but my kids loved it!)
I mixed all that goodness up in our favorite Halloween bowl...
And then scooped it into these darling chevron treat bags from Pick Your Plum. These are the perfect size for kids and work wonders for portion control!
Once I passed out the snacks we were ready to start reading! I had the kids gather all of our Halloween books and bring down their bean bag chairs. They snuggled up and we snacked on our Monster Mash and read through our favorite books.
Some of our favorites are Room on the Broom, Ten Creepy Monsters and Spooky Wheels on the Bus.
I love this picture. I call them my mini-me...and my mini-mini-me :)
As you can see, a good time was had by all! :)
Thanks again for stopping by today and reading our 600th post here at Blue Skies Ahead!