Gone a Little Batty

Ha ha, sorry that wasn’t even a good joke was it?  Well week 4 is Vampire Week, trying to stay a little more on top of my posts (that is harder than I would like to admit between actually doing the activities, running to my PT appts, roller derby, training my SDiT, and trying to take some time out and enjoy ourselves…whew…well you all know how it is right).  So we dove right into the last week of September with probably the most classic of all monsters.

First up we watched a video called The Vampire Princess.   I don’t know if I’ve taken time out to post on this blog but last year, after a long struggle with poor health, I was finally diagnosed with Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia.  I have good days and bad days, and often frequent doctors appointments to contend with.  This year I’ve found that it is hard to get going in the morning.  My youngest has a similar struggle (the geneticist confirmed he also has EDS).  I’ve found starting our morning with a documentary during our Halloween School has been a great way to let us ease into the day.  I didn’t just want to watch the same videos we’ve watched so many times before though, so I have spent a great deal of time on Youtube searching out some new options.  It took a lot of detective work, and long hours, but I have been happy with the results.  For Vampire Week we were able to watch: The Vampire Princess, Vampire Island, and Secrets of the Dead Vampires, all of which my boys have not seen before.  I am very pleased with the Timeline offerings.

 

After our video we started on our craft.

Paper Bats!!  We made these little guys last year as well.  I love them.  After they were cut out we had fun decorating with them.  I think they add a very nice touch to our Halloween display.

 

Then it was lunch time and I had a special treat in mind.

How about a nice glass of fizzing Vampire Punch?  I made ours with Black Cherry Juice, Club Soda, Grenadine, and of course Twizzlers straws.  Serve cold, no ice.  Simply mix in the glass, 1/2 cup juice, 1/2 cup club soda, 2oz Grenadine.  Garnish with your licorice straws and serve.

My boys loved them.  Even I enjoyed a glass (though hubby pointed out they might be nice with a little vodka, just a thought for mommy and daddy time…).   You could try it with different juice flavors, I chose this because I knew my boys would like it and it would produce a nice dark “blood red.”

 

Thank you to Kleinworth & Co. for the recipe https://www.kleinworthco.com/vampire-punch-halloween-drink

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