Monday, November 1, 2010

Turkey or Treats

Lila and Daddy with their turkey
It was an exciting weekend around our house!  Not only did the girls finally get to don their costumes for trick-or-treating, but Cam got a turkey, and a deer!  Lila was with him for the turkey and was completely thrilled to bring it home.  She wanted to be involved in the whole process and impatiently asked him after they got home if he was "ready to pull the guts out yet?"  She proudly posed with said turkey in the picture above the morning after.  I know a lot of people are probably cringing at the thought of pulling out turkey guts, and to be honest it's not high on my list either, but I love that Lila knows exactly where her food comes from.  We will have quite a few meals from those two wild animals. We will inevitably share several feasts with friends and family who are "brave" enough to partake. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that it hasn’t gone through a packing plant, or the whole Bambi thing that turns people off to venison, but personally I think it's quite tasty.

The Princess and the Pea
Yes, this is the same little princess that pulled out turkey guts the night before!  We had so much fun on Halloween!  (Despite Maggie having a fever off and on all weekend)  I made their costumes this year (normally their Mimi does it) and I was really looking forward to seeing them all dressed up,  The girls stopped by Aunt Mary’s for a special treat, and then we met up with all the grandparents at my in-law’s for some pizza and trick-or-treating in their neighborhood. (Which, for the record was my neighborhood growing up.)  Maggie eagerly put on her Pea costume and wore it cutely all night long.  Lila was also eager to put on her costume, but ditched the crown part of her princess costume for a headband.  I asked her Nana to make a princess cape for her to keep her warm because I knew long sleeves would be out of the question.  However, Nana let Lila pick out the fabric and being pretty flimsy, was not very warm and not of the same color scheme as her dress.  Don’t worry Nana, I forgive you.  But, for the most part, she flitted around unhindered by the chilly air.  I am trying to let my three-year-old fashionista be her own little person as much as possible, but I must admit I cringe a little when she wears those darn ruby red slippers with every color from pink to yellow.  Oh well, get over it mom.  Lila’s favorite treat was a candy shaped like an ear… with blood dripping from it.  Yuck.  They were both in hog heaven having fairly unlimited treats as we limit them a lot most days.  It really was delightful seeing my two beauties scramble up front steps and knock on doors like big girls to get their loot. This is the first year they've both understood what was going on and it was FUN!  Here's to many more Halloweens to come!

1 comment:

  1. I *love* that Lila goes hunting with Cam - it brings back memories of my own childhood and hunting with my own Dad. Squirrels were my favorite - I'd hold the legs while Dad would pull off the skin. ;) I've since outgrown the love of hunting (though I do love shooting clay pigeons, haha), but I grew up on such things as rabbit, frog legs, turtle soup, squirrel, etc., and still our winter meat is mostly made of venison (courtesy of my Dad). Way to go for exposing your kiddos to the great outdoors and the way our food was meant to be eaten!!!