Monday, October 31, 2011


We started a new tradition this weekend. I don't care if Halloween isn't a typically Australian holiday. We bought a pumpkin(the smallest one I could find, to save the hip pocket!). We carved a pumpkin.

 I made jack-o-lantern biccies and chocolate spiders and marshmallow eyeballs. The kids are dressed up in costumes of their choice. Snuggled on the floor in the loungeroom. Watching telly by candlelight. A monster even delivered some funky green milk while Zack was at school!(incase you're wondering....adding all natural green food colouring to milk results in some interesting tasting didn't seem to notice though!) I love that I have the ability to do this for my kids. Create memories. Start traditions.

And I can't very well write this post without crediting a pretty cool woman....Kelle Hampton of Enjoying the Small Things is the queen of traditions and memory creating and doing fun stuff with her kids. And while I have been doing so without really realising since my first little person came into the world, Kelle has made me aware. Made me think about what we do as a family. Made me realise it is me. I am resposible for making sure my kids can laugh and remember their childhood with fondness and fun. And hopefully instill in them the passion to create memories for their own families when that day comes.

Far out, being a mum rocks.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jem, we love Halloween in our house too! Although it's fair to say ours wasn't anywhere as magnificent as yours.
    Thanks for being a part of Blogtoberfest, hosted by Cathy aka {tinniegirl} last year. Thought you might be interested to know that we're running it again in 2012. You can find all the info at:
    And we're kicking off this Monday! Would love to see you there.
    Kat xxx