Our church held it's annual chili cook-off last Monday, October 31st. Of course it is no coincidence that this is always held on the same day as "Halloween" - we like to offer people something better to do than either participate in a satanic holiday, or hole up in their house ignoring the incessant door bell ringing. This is always a great evening of fun for everyone.
This year, we hired a great entertainer - Arizona Rick, the Balloon-Making Cowboy. We have seen him perform at the library before, and wow - this guy is GOOD! His show lasts about an hour, and the kids (and adults) were in stitches the whole time.
Miriam, the big, bad wolf
The three little pigs
For our chili cook-off, we always randomly draw 4 judges from those who did not enter a chili in the contest, plus my husband, the all-time judge (there have to some perks to being a pastor).
There were a total of 12 chilis entered, one of them made by Solomon. Last year, I think he took fifth place. This year, wouldn't you know it, Solomon took first place in the chili cook-off, in spite of receiving zero votes from his own Dad!
What can I say? Everything he knows he learned from me! :)