October is here, you wouldn’t know it from standing out side but we aren’t letting that stop us. This fall we have a lot planned between the girls normal activities, our family trips, and our fall/Halloween activities. My goal for this season is to savor it. The girls have either gymnastics orRead More
Trick or Treat, Smell my feet, Give me something good to eat. If you don't, I don't care, I'll put boogers in your hair.
Apparently these rhymes evolve over time---or else Henley's teacher doesn't think it's nice to "pull down your underwear", how the saying went when I was a kid.Read More
With today being Friday, the 13th and Halloween right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share with you a list of everything that scares the crap out of me. Friday the 13th is superstitious in many cultures and the fear of Friday the 13th has even been given the name triskaidekaphobia. I don't have this fear but I do usually double-take when someone mentions the date, almost like I evaluate if it's a good idea to do said thing on this date.Read More
Our morning started with homemade pumpkin waffles from the hubs (which we amazing). Pancakes led to Macie eating fistfuls (literally) of syrup which then led to an unplanned morning bath. While in the bath I was catching up on social media. I happened to look over to see Macie had pooped in the tub. Queue panic, pulling a soapy kid out of the bath, calling for hubs to come get said child, fishing the poop out, and running to find the bleach. No bleach so to Target I went. I should have know it was going to be one of those days with that kind of start. In summary today was a collection of cleaning up after Macie.
Yesterday was much more calm. We started the day with Henley's gymnastic class and the local fall festival. We went with our friends that have two girls, similar ages to Henley and Macie. It was a blast. The girls played on the playground, did the bounce house and giant slide and we rode the little Halloween train. The wait for the train was longer than expected so we didn't end up getting our pumpkin. We need to pickup a pumpkin to carve one night this week.
There were old pictures of my Dad all around, it was great looking back over all of the memories throughout the years. Happy Birthday Dad!! Love you!
It's almost 7pm, approaching Macie's bedtime. One more push for the day---bedtime, folding laundry, and packing bags for the week. Here I go. Hope you are enjoying the rest of your weekend.
This year after some back and forth on various costume ideas, we decided on Alice in Wonderland. Henley was quick to claim the Queen of Hearts as her costume and the rest of us fell in line---Macie as Alice, me as the Cat, and Dad as the Mad Hatter.
One evening while trying to procrastinate bedtime, she was looking over my shoulder as I scrolled through Pinterest. She immediately pointed out one of the pins for her costume, of course it was the most involved of all of the Queen costumes we saw. After some attempts at persuading her to choose a different costume and losing at said negotiations, I took her selection as a challenge.
Admittedly, I was a little annoyed she picked an elaborate costume but once I broke down the individual pieces it came together pretty quickly.
First up was her shirt. I just took a black t-shirt and added a red glitter heart. I heat pressed Heat Transfer Vinyl for hers but there are a few different ways you could accomplish this same look (paint, stencil, iron-on, etc). I then picked up some white satin ruffle from Hobby Lobby and sewed it to the neck for a collar. The picture I was going off of used tulle for the collar but I was sure she would think it was itchy all night.
For the skirt, I used lots and lots of tulle looped around an elastic. I think in the end I used almost 8 spools of tulle. I tried to convince her to have a short tutu but in typical toddler fashion, her mind was made up.
Once I had the tulle tied on in the various colors I tied some black and white diamond ribbon on the sides of the front and knotted the black tulle to look like tufts.
Hobby Lobby sells glitter canvas material (located near the felt) is tons of great colors. I have used this for glitter bows in the past and thought it would be perfect for the hearts on the front of the skirt. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut them out and attached it to the white tulle using hot glue.
I ordered a headband from Etsy and picked up a wand at Toys r Us to finish it up, she couldn’t be more thrilled. It’s been finished for a few weeks as we were pretty busy and I wanted to allow myself enough time to complete. She has begged me off and on to let her wear it. Being the princess that she is, Queen is the next logical step in her reign.
We started the weekend at Epcot for some Food and Wine fun. Going in I knew this was going to be more fun for the grown ups but the littles had fun too. My brother met us there with his kids so Henley was totally content with that alone.
My first stop was to get the Dole Pineapple whip with Coconut Rum. It did not disappoint.
We went halfway around the world and got to try quite a bit. I think you'd need to do a few separate visits to be able to try everything without getting drunk or stuffed.
The girls did get to meet Anna and Elsa which was super cute and exciting. Even though Macie talks about Elsa all day long, she was a little shy when we got up close to her.
That night we ate dinner in Disney Springs and got to meet up with my sister. The girls got to ride the carousel and mama got cake pops! Seriously, prob in the top 5 for reasons I go to Disney (the girls weren't complaining either)
Saturday morning was spent in Magic Kingdom. Meeting a few characters and riding some rides. Macie was so cute, signing for "more" when a ride would finish that she liked.
We left the park around noon to get naps in and rest before the Halloween Party. We were able to squeeze a little pool time in too.
And finally, last night was the Halloween Party. It was great. We got so many compliments on our costumes, especially the Queen who was fully in character most of the night. We did some Trick or Treating, watching the Sanderson Sisters show, and watched the Boo-to-You parade.
It was a great weekend and now that we have Annual Passes I look forward to being able to explore different parts of the park that we always seem to miss.
Now off to pack all of the bags for school and work tomorrow---4 day week!
Miss anything? I miss being able to hug my husband so closely, I also miss comfy snuggling with him, belly just gets in the way.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Have you started to show yet: Oh yes!
Gender: Girl, Henley Nicole!
Labor Signs: None.
Belly Button in or out? The top little flap is out, the rest is flat.
Wedding rings on or off? Still on but pretty snug.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy for the most part.
Exercise: With the nicer weather I got a few long walks in, trying to walk at least three times a week.