All The Holidays

Well the rain held off and we had a great Halloween! We did our usual pumpkin-shaped pizza from Papa Murphy’s for dinner, then Brian and I took turns taking the kids trick or treating. They were PUMPED. After about an hour, Isla asked if she could just stay home and hand out candy… but Jack kept going ’til close to 8. Hard core.

Our school does a big All Saints Day celebration for 1st-3rd grades. The kids dress up as their favorite saint and do a project/report. It’s so cute and fun- but also, the day after Halloween. ANOTHER COSTUME. Luckily one of my sweet friends let us borrow their Saint Patrick costume from last year, so all we had to do was make a hat. Win!

How cute is he?

We stayed up way too late last night watching the last few episodes of Stranger Things and I was EXHAUSTED today. I blame Brian, though admittedly it was worth it… I think I may have loved season 2 even more than the first. Anyway, I was worthless today. Also the kids are wiped from all of the Halloween festivities, so I needed a super easy dinner that everyone would eat. Enter Instant Pot meatballs!

Actually Isla won’t eat meatballs, but she will eat noodles with butter. Sigh. Last time I used the kale & quinoa turkey meatballs from Target, but this time I grabbed the spinach and garlic flavor instead. Tossed them (frozen) into the Instant Pot, poured in a jar of marinara and 2 cans of drained mushrooms, and stirred it all together. Actually Isla did all of that. I was hoping that maybe if she helped make dinner then she would actually eat it… but no. Cooked on “stew” setting for 12 minutes. Let it naturally release for about 10 minutes, then did a quick release.

That’s all I’ve got! I was planning to go to bed at 9… buuuut it’s already almost 9:30 and I may go raid some candy buckets instead. Priorities.

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