(re)capturing the fun & wonder

Halloween cupcakes

So yeh… I know this is a perfect example of why I should only ever take pictures during daytime hours, and in natural light. Problem is, I really wanted to share this as an example of planning one thing and ending up with something different that the kids still love.

Maggie and I originally thought we would decorate these birthday cupcakes with fancy pumpkins. When we tested out the orange icing we discovered that controlling the dispenser was way more difficult than either of us imagined (yes, a slight exaggeration, but it really was hard).

We ended up with these cheery squiggles that were seasonal and fun. I’m sure her classmates enjoyed them every bit as much as if we had expended much more time and effort :-)

& yes, my *baby* just turned 9!

Looking for a few more easy Halloween craft ideas?

Check out my Halloween Craft Roundup!