Today is going to be a lot of fun! We get to go meet up with my son’s family at the Pumpkin Patch! I know Baby B won’t understand a bit of it, but it will be her first pumpkin hunt, and E will more than make up for her lack of understanding with exuberant 5 year old energy. It will be a lot of fun. I’ll post pictures tomorrow so you can see how it went! What’s on your schedule for the day – something fun?
It’s My Party Day – Have you ever just felt like throwing a party for no reason? Do we really NEED a reason to have a party? I don’t think so, so let’s get one started! Make it simple or elaborate, just for family, or for a bunch of friends, throwing a bunch of fun people together with some tasty treats and some background music, and you’re on your way! Now, since this is mid-October, you can make it a theme party and have it be a Harvest Party or a Halloween Party! I usually feel more in the party mood when all of our Christmas decorations are up, but a Halloween party would be nice sometime too.
National Costume Swap Day – Whoever came up with this one was brilliant! Every year many parents dread coming up with new costumes for the kids, or even for ourselves. It’s expensive and everyone always wants to be unique and different, which of course is even more expensive! This wonderful celebration is celebrated in many cities across the nation, though I feel like it should be in all communities to help parents find an economical way to get gently used costumes without having to claw their way through the Goodwill stacks of stuff. To be perfectly honestly, any time spent in Goodwill is scary – so many people, many going for the same items! You add parents who are digging through the costumes and it’s downright dangerous! To avoid the throngs at the 2nd hand stores, parents come together in a pre-set location, bringing costumes that have plenty of wear left in them, and they trade for costumes that other parents have! Everyone wins! If you can’t find one of these swaps in your area, maybe it would be a good idea to set one up in your neighborhood!
National Family Bowling Day (or Kids Bowl Free Day) – What a fun day! Different bowling alley’s in different communities around the country open up their lanes for this celebration, to allow families to enjoy some fun with each other. We can all use more family togetherness, so if you are up for a great day with the kids, head out to find a bowling alley in your town that is participating . . . maybe even get a pizza! I haven’t been bowling in an actual bowling alley in many years . . . does it count if you do Wii bowling in your living room? Maybe I’ll see if hubby wants to bowl a couple with me tonight. Sounds like fun! May not be in an actual bowling alley, but it’s in the spirit of the day, and it’s still free!
Southern Food Heritage Day – I’m not from the south, but I do love what I’ve tasted of Southern Food. Mmmm. . . fried chicken, barbeque, cornbread, fried okra (ok, this one isn’t one I like), buttermilk biscuits, sweet tea (I like mine not so sweet), peach cobbler . . . YUM! This celebration is sponsored by the Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans so that all of this delicious food that is so representative of the Southern United States is appreciated by everyone who tries it.
This Day In History –
1984 – Space Shuttle Challenger astronaut Kathryn Sullivan became the first American woman to walk in space. (1984)
Food Celebration of the Day –
- Deep-Dish Sausage Pizza
- Sausage Pizza Scalloped Potatoes
- Sausage Pizza Soup
- Sausage & Swiss Cheese Mini Pizzas
- Upside-Down Sausage Pizza Bake
- Breakfast Sausage Pizza
- Sausage, Grape & Goat Cheese Pizza
Ooooh, time to run! Rubber boots – check (it’s muddy out in the fields), umbrella – check (supposed to rain), rain hat – check (carrying an umbrella gets annoying, coat – check . . . yep, ready to go! You have a wonderful day, and I promise I’ll do the same! God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!