Sugary Sweet Goodness
Halloween season, fall, autumn – whatever you call it – is not complete without caramel apples. At least, not for me.
So, today, that’s what we ended up doing. It took a while to get there, though. First, I picked up the two little ones and babysat while mommy and daddy went and bought a minivan. With baby number three on the way, there was no way they’d get three car seats in the back of a sedan. And there’s no way you can sit through several hours of financing and negotiation at a car dealer with a toddler and a six year old who instigate each other into doing everything they shouldn’t.
We had to go run errands, like get cat food, take it home and feed the cats, and then one of the cats got out. Boy, I forgot how hard it is to do stuff when you have two small kids in car seats. And when the cat got out, I surely couldn’t leave them alone inside the house while I go search for the cat. It would be my luck that one of them would flush something they shouldn’t, eat dog food from the dog bowl, or worse. So… the cat stayed out. (She did come home later, to the sound of her mama, my other daughter.) But I digress…
After errands, we went back to my daughter’s house and we played in the backyard and I kept the kids entertained while waiting for their parents to get back with the new van. Yeah! Then, of course, we needed an excuse to go for a ride in the new van, so we went to the store to actually get the apples and caramels, along with dinner.
Finally, after dinner, we got busy and started making the apples. So, for your viewing pleasure are a few pictures of the fun event.
Here are the two helpers.
This was Cayden’s first time making caramel apples. He was so into it and excited to see how it works. I wonder if he’ll ever remember this. Probably not, but I sure will.
I was in charge of melting the caramels and my little helper, Cayden, had to copy me and sit by me at the stove, clinging so tightly to my arm. Sheesh. That sweetness alone could have melted the caramels.
Then, my daughter had a brilliant idea to dip the caramel apples in crushed Whoppers. Yum. Elise was an old hat at dipping caramels.
Ah, yes, it was a great day. Full of sugar and sweetness in every way.