Disclosure: I’m a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam which means that they pay for the streaming service in exchange for me posting once a month about the service. All opinions are my own. One of my favorite holidays is Halloween. I’m not sure if that’s because it falls ten days after my birthday or all that comes with the holiday–the costumes, candy, jack-o-lanterns, decorations, and trick-or-treating. In fact, it might be my favorite holiday of all. (Although my sparsely decorated house this year gives off a different impression.) While this year has been a bit crazy and I’ve had little
Halloween this year was pretty fabulous, especially since Ginny finally “gets” it. Our celebrations started at preschool the day before and ended around 7:30 p.m. the night of Halloween. Costumed Cuties at Preschool Costumed Cuties on Halloween How did your Halloween go?
I have to confess that we watch a lot of TV in my house. I’m not proud of it, but it’s a fact of life. All of us love TV. I try to limit my girls’ viewing, but there are some days that I suck at that, too. Grace seems to love TV the most. If the TV sits idle and dark, she will find the remote, hand it to my husband or me, then say, “TV on.” She really doesn’t like it if I refuse to turn on the television, and has been known to pitch a fit. The
“What do you want to dress up as for Halloween?” I asked Ginny, my imaginative three year old. While I hoped for an answer, I didn’t expect one. Her first three Halloweens I picked out her costumes without any input from her. It wasn’t until last year that she started understanding what Halloween was. However, Ginny plays dress-up almost daily in some way. Sometimes she comes out and declares that she is a sheriff. The next moment, she will be dressed differently and claim she is a ballerina. None of her “costumes” match the title she gives herself. When I asked the question
I love my family. Love my girls. Love my life. These pictures might give you a hint as to why.
As I look out my window this morning, all I see is wet windows and rain falling down. The rainy weather I see has me feeling a bit melancholy and sad. Normally I love a good rain or even thunderstorm, but not today. Why? My vision of ghosts, goblins, princesses, pirates, and all trick-or-treaters is slowly being washed away by the rain. The anticipation of storms, my husband assures me are coming, makes me realize that Halloween may be cancelled this year. How sad. Especially frustrating to me is that my little Jayhawk and ballerina will not be able to
Last night was Halloween, one of my favorite holidays. This year, I slacked in the decoration department. Being a mom has meant adjusting energies and priorities. I never did get around to decorating much. Hopefully, I will do a better job next year. I am grateful that Gigi didn’t really notice that type of detail this year. That could be because it was her first Halloween. Since she is only 6 months old, we didn’t think that she was quite old enough to Trick-or-Treat. After all, she doesn’t have teeth yet to eat candy and only recently started eating solids. However, we