Hi. My name is Meg. I’m mom to my curious little girl, Holden, and my handsome little man, Gatsby (I was an English major).

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halloween recap

halloween recap

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As I've previously lamented, Halloween has turned into like a month-long holiday. Parties, parades, fall fests, trunk or treats. You name it; there are costumes required. Last year, I went the cheap and easy route and got multiple costumes for Holdy. This year, I just went with one amazing costume for Holden and made it the theme for all of us. Rockford Peach, baseball player, Rosie the Riveter @ohbotherblog

I found the Rockford Peach costume on Etsy (SilverThreads by Ronda). GB's baseball player jammies came from the consignment store. For my Rosie the Riveter costume, I used a Chambray shirt I already owned and a pink bandanna that was Holdy's that literally came from a gas station.

Given that she hated her Anna dress from Disney on Ice so much...

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... I was really glad that Holden liked her costume.

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And GB, well he likes everything.

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Last weekend, we got dressed up and attended a Pumpkin Fest at our city's farmers' market.

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The kids helped me get ready for the Masquerade Ball my organization hosted.

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Holden refused her Anna dress again on Halloween day to go to her grandparents' house, so we went with an ensemble of her own choosing.

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I was a little jealous, so I got in on the TMNT shirt action as well.

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Before Trick or Treat started, Holden was in a bit of a mood.

 

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I told her there's no crying in baseball and she got it together.

So we headed out to her first time Trick or Treating, stopping at a Trunk or Treat first.

 

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She was surprisingly well behaved the whole evening and was excited to say "Trick or Treat" and "thank you." 

 

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GB was the official candy hander-outer at my house (with his Duke).

 

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I'm happy to report that Holden got lots of good chocolate for me to steal... and a few lollipops--her favorite.

 

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And, of course, there's always that one house...

 

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Hope your Halloween was great!

potty training: it's going down

potty training: it's going down

happy 7 months, GB

happy 7 months, GB