Saturday, October 27, 2012

Halloween Fun

Thursday after work it was time for some Halloween festivities. Every year my family gets together and we carve pumpkins and decorate sugar cookies.
My sister decided to get all fancy pants on us an got a pumpkin carving kit. My little girl picked the ghost template.

We pulled the guts and got down to business.
Unfortunately, after we started the pumpkin I walked away to do the dishes and Kaitlyn got a bit carried away with her design. I returned to a pumpkin with a huge circle cut out of it. Poor thing. Looks like we have a huge pumpkin to bake up and we'll have to get her another one.
That's why you stick with the standard triangle eyes and mouth.....

My brother's children playing in the bathroom. Nice.

My sister helped the other kids. This pumpkin also ended up with a big hole and no design.....I think it was a carving failure for the night.
At least the cookies tasted good:-)
Friday's workout only called for 3 miles. I knew that I wanted to take it slow because I was pretty damn sore from Thursday's Pyramid Workout. I hopped on the treadmill and all of a sudden the crazy, competitive came out in me. 3 miles in 23:40. Not actually as slow as I should be running.
After running I headed to the weight room and decided to focus on my arms and core. I started with a move that I used to do when I was doing P90X. I can't for the life of me remember which video or what it's called but it's awesome. You get a weight (I used 10 lbs) and you kneel on one leg (kind of like you're tying your shoe) and you come up and turn and lift the weight over your head (hold the dumbbell with one hand on each end). Doesn't sound like too much but your core will definitely feel it by the end.
I used the same 10 lb weight to do standing bent over rows and triceps. 3 sets of 15 for each move. Lots of stretching between sets. Done and done.
PS - Pictures of our mud run got posted. I come from Jewish roots so you're only going to see the proofs....

My baby totally rocked it.
I am as cold and as I look.
Hope you're enjoying your weekend!! I'm on a bit of a pumpkin craze.....You'll see the results:-)


  1. cute pictures!

    I love seeing carved pumpkins - probably because I'm really really really bad at them myself.
    Have a great weekend :)

    1. Thanks! I'm really bad at pumpkin carving as well.....when you have little children, you have to do it though. lol..