I have several favourite times of the year and taking our Hallowe'en pictures is one of them.
This year we have a mermaid, a witch and a bunny.
The bunny costume has an interesting story. I ordered it online off a website called Nawty Fox. Though, feeling that the name was a little inappropriate for a children's costume retailer, the costume was cute and exactly what Danica wanted.
About a month after purchasing the costume, we get a visa bill with a $3000 charge for dental work somewhere in Wisconsin. I guess Nawty Fox isn't too careful over their security and our card got stolen. Lesson learned.
Ingrid was so excited that she got to wear makeup with her costume this year. And then, of course, Elodie wanted to wear some, too. Why not? A little pink eyeshadow never hurt any witch.
Elodie is currently going through a doll moment. These are not all her's. Some are Ingrid's that she confiscated for herself. There's a mix of genuine American Girl Dolls and some other brands. Can't tell the difference, can you? Your bank account can, though.
Ingrid is excited for Christmas and is taking notes. Her first self-appointed job is finding out what Elodie wants for Christmas.
Ingrid lost her first silver tooth. Sort of. We were on our way back from Walmart one evening and she was eating some fruit gummies that were apparently stale. As she chewed them, they pulled the cap right out. Thinking it was actually out for real, the toothfairy came and very generously left her $20! When Ingrid first had those silver caps on I felt so bad for her, I promised her that when they came out the toothfairy would give her $20. Of course, four years later she remembered. As it turns out, the tooth was still in place but the cap had simply fallen off. Sigh...
As soon as the calendar turns over to October, certain people here go into full-on Hallowe'en mode. I swear it's like Advent for Hallowe'en. We gave in to the constant requests for a trip through Walmart's Hallowe'en aisles and set out for department store adventure.
But look at my little cuties. Can you blame me for not being able to say no? Look at that sweet little Dan-Dan.
This fellow here is one lucky man.
Elodie was drawn to this old man mask like a magnet. She makes an adorable old fart.
Everyone that it would be a good idea to let Danica take the mask for a test drive as well. She wasn't quite so excited about it. Though she was equally cute.
wants so badly to go to "skindergarten" with Elodie
loves the Easter bunny and pretending to be the Easter bunny. We were making cupcakes together and as I separated the eggs she told me the Easter bunny comes and hides eggs and carrots.
desperately wants to be potty trained but isn't having any luck, mostly because Derek and I are not committed. It's hard to do it and be at work/daycare most of the time.
needs to stop napping but still does at daycare. At 10:05pm one night last week after about an hour of me trying to get her to sleep she looked at me and said "Mom! I not seeping! My eyes are still werking!"
Once upon a time I had a dream of becoming a scrapbooker. What I actually become, however, was very good at buying scrapbook supplies and then hoarding them for all eternity or until I had something worth scrapbooking.
And then I had a bunch of children worthy of scrapbooking but no time to do it in.
But! I still have all the tools and supplies!
I dug them out and set Ingrid and Elodie up with some pictures, glue, tap, stickers and paper and let them scrap their summer memories.
They spent hours and hours and hours at it! It was great!
And in the spirit of memory keeping, here's a list of my favourite songs from 1992. I found an old diary and it is a treasure trove of awkward teenage drama and ridiculousness.