Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloweekend Part Two

Happy November! What the heck, right? If you’re reading this, it means I did escape/survive Michael Myers! Whew! By the way, I was SO glad to find out I’m not the only one who’s terrified of him.

This past Saturday was the “Air and Scare” event held at the newish Air and Space Museum in Northern Virginia. It was an opportunity for the little ones to do some indoor trick or treating while also exploring some of the world’s most famous and fascinating aviation exhibits. We’re talking spaceships, missiles, fighter jets, commercial airplanes, etc. They had tons of fun activities, science experiments, and photo ops for the older kids too.

The place. was. packed.
Kids, strollers, moms dressed up like they are still twenty-one {but hey, I’m not judging}, and many people speaking languages other than English. It was quite an experience really :)

Most importantly, my little niece Aubrey had a BLAST! She’s just over a year old and could only comprehend so much but, boy did she LOVE “walking” around and pointing at everything!

Let me start off by saying that it was snowing, windy, and COLD. While I’m used to it after living in Salt Lake City for a while, it just didn’t work for my hair. Sooo just ignore my hair in any pictures :)

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Isn’t she a cute, little witch?

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Who you gonna call?

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F-14 Tomcat! Saw these a lot in Virginia Beach growing up :)

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Shoutout to Oceana!

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The SR-71 Blackbird – the world’s fastest jet. It almost reminds me of some sort of alien aircraft…


Helping my niecey trot around with her pink pumpkin! She only needs one hand to help her now!

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It was pretty dang cool to stand next to the space shuttle!

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The Apollo 11 Command Module that landed in the ocean carrying all the astronauts after landing on the Moon :)

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Oh, and Chewbacca made an appearance!

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A whole lotta Nazi Germany aircraft

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The nose of the Enola Gay – the bomber that dropped the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima…

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Me and Aubrey having a blast with all the fun things to look at! :)

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The Concord! It was pretty tough to get a good picture of it because of its size. The windows were SO small!

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Can you believe this little “Airphibia” doubled as a plane and a car? The front part could detach and drive on the road!

We were all wiped out after hours of walking around and headed out for some delicious dinner at a place called Willard’s. Of course, I was too hungry to think about taking pictures of dinner at that point :(

HOWEVER, I did take pictures of some tasty HALLOWEEN treats I baked up!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

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Prior to cutting! These were so yum. Perfect with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee! Even my brother enjoyed them {and he doesn’t even like anything cheese-related!}
You can find the recipe
here. I followed it exactly and they turned out fabulous :)

This weekend I also made some DIRT and WORMS!

I couldn’t help it, really. I remember being a child and being allowed to order this as a dessert off the kids’ menu every so often and I would always gobble it right up {mainly because it’s so chocolatey and I can’t say “no” to chocolate} It was perfect for Halloween!

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This one is so easy you don’t really even need a recipe!

Just buy a box of instant chocolate pudding, prepare. Crush Oreos depending on how much dirt you want {I put a bunch of Oreos in a Ziploc bag and crushed them with a meat mallet.} Then, place the pudding in a serving dish, cover with the “dirt,” and garnish with worms!
Cheers!

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So, that was my Halloween, friends! Watched some more of the Halloween movies, a little of the Ghost Hunters Live special, saw some cute trick-or-treaters, and ate dirt and worms! If you made it through this whole picture-heavy post, thank you!

How did you spend your Halloween? If you fought the urge to eat any leftover candy, I commend you. Wish I could say the same!

9 comments:

Ashley Slater said...

how fun! my husband and I spent our night eating chocolate cake and watching episodes of pawn stars. little bella dressed up as a cowgirl though! (yes, I dress my dog up!)

it was a different halloween, but I guess that is what you get when you live in a city where you don't know ANYONE!

your niece? adorable! and you are gorgeous girl!

xo,
ashley

Lauren said...

I'm not a huge museum person but I thought the new air & space museum was pretty cool too :)

Seeing the dirt & worms brought me back to girl scouts... I'm pretty positive I made them for my troop one time. So good, and so easy!

I'm so sad we didn't take pictures last night... I keep seeing all these pictures on FB and then your pictures and I'm so angry at my husband for neglecting the camera he was in charge of last night. I mean COME ON it was B's FIRST trick-or-treating adventure!!! I might have to recreate it... =\

Vivian said...

What a FUN time. Did you ever make it to the air museum here at Air Force base? Your pictures reminded me of that.
P.S Your hair looks just FINE! You are too cute!

Raquel said...

Awwww fun! Shes SUCH a cutie pie! :) and girllllll your hair is FINE! Perfect as always!

CALLIE said...

So fun!! What a fantastic idea :)

Noelani said...

It looks like you guys had an amazing time, and your niece is absolutely adorable! I wish we had a place like that around here (My husband specializes in aircraft maintenance/avionics).

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Ashley said...

Your niece is so adorable! Looks like a fun time at the museum :) Such cute pictures! Yummy- those pumpkin cheesecake bars look amazing and dirt and worms is one of my favorite old-school treats. Love it! Happy November, girlie!

Roxy said...

That bucket is almost as big as she is! Precious :)

Roxy
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