Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Caramel Apples

Laura and Tom are packing to move into an apartment and I know Laura needs more uninterrupted time to pack, so today she dropped the kids off after Elizabeth's preschool. Our plan was for them to play awhile and then when Bob got home we would go out for dinner and then bring them home.

Since we are getting into the fall spirit here in Texas, even though our leaves aren't turning colors, I thought we would make caramel apples. Here are Elizabeth and Benjamin all ready with their aprons. Elizabeth is actually ringing a bell in this pic which is why her arms are blurry. Ben was shaking something too - haven't got a clue what it is.

For this picture I said to please stand still. Ben is still in motion - I just gave up. They look pretty cute in their aprons don't they?
We have now successfully rolled our apples in the HOT caramel. They did a good job and were both happy - even though this is not a good picture of Ben.
Eating the results, he loved eating the caramel, the apple- not so much.
Elizabeth liked it all, it works better for little people to cut the apple into pieces.
We played upstairs in their bedrooms, in fact Elizabeth put on a little show dressed as a Halloween firefly. We had just read the book Angelina's Halloween (can't figure out how to underline the title) and she wanted to be like Angelina I think. Angelina is a little girl mouse who loves to dance, and in this story she dresses as a beautiful firefly. I have an orange tutu and wand and some light up headbands and she got all dressed up and entertained us. I wish I had taken some pictures of that! But the costumes will be out till the end of October so I'm sure I'll get another chance. She made Ben sit on my lap, and then after a while she allowed him to get in on the act. It was such fun to watch. I can remember her mom and aunt putting on shows all the time. It was a favorite pastime for them!

After the show we played the new Halloween game I just received in the mail and then off to dinner. We got them home around 7, and we had a wonderful time.



TLEB said...

Whoo hoo! It was great to have some uninterrupted packing time - and the kids keep begging to go to Grandma's today so they must have had a good time! What a great idea to do caramel apples with them, a great fall activity!

chainsmokenmonkey said...

Thank you for taking the time to share with the rest of us. Keep up the good work.

ljbh1975 said...

It was great to meet the kids in Chicago. I had a great time. Looking forward to seeing a blog on your trip.

ljbh1975 said...

I really enjoy watching the kids growing.