As suspected, the youngest of us decided that she wanted to not be a mermaid anymore. No promises of momma fixing a hemline could undo a night of her tripping over her costume for all of Saturday night.
Her sister kept her Barbie costume and we got her the matching wig. There was one moment during the night when she thought she might want to be Taylor Swift instead, but for the most part she stuck true to being Barbie.
We started the night off at Sonic, where the kids enjoyed corn dogs and a free ice cream cone each while we munched on slightly more grownup-sounding foods, like a hamburger and a chicken finger sandwich. Hey, I said slightly.
We went for a short walk in the park afterward, in costume which felt a little strange at first. And then we saw a couple who were dressed in costume too and doing the same thing which made us feel a little better. Til we stopped to wonder why a Gothic fairy in a ballgown and a fox wearing a full tuxedo and carrying a walking stick were walking through the park anyway? But I’m sure they had a very good reason. (Says the girl wearing a doll wig and face makeup!)
After our walk we planned on doing a little trick or treating but we spotted a huge trunk or treat that a local church(Lifepoint) was having and stopped there instead. It was seriously huge, we didn’t even make it to all of the cars and the girls still had a bucket full of candy when we left. All of the cars were dressed or decorated for a certain theme. There was a princess car with tower cut outs and a bunny cars with huge ears and bunny teeth. It was super cute. Also, I am the worst blogger ever for not getting pictures of it all- my cell phone died on me before I thought about taking some. There was also a caravan of people that were making and giving out balloon animals instead of candy which the girls really got a kick out of. The whole thing was just something we stumbled upon but it was great- love when stuff like that happens!
After the trunk or treat we went by my sisters to visit (okay,show off costumes) and she insisted on taking more pictures of us.
Not that we minded.
My husband and I also watched Gremlins, which has always been one of my favorite movies but is one that I haven’t watched in a very long time. Is it just me or do movies seem a lot different once you have kids? I’ve always thought I’d share these movies with the girls but they seem a lot more violent to me then I remember them being. The evil gremlin in the microwave scene comes to mind, for instance.
I think we may hold off on letting them watch the whole movie for now. I’m also rethinking my calling them Gremlins. It’s always been a term of endearment- because as I say that was one of my all time favorite movies, ever, but the evil gremlins changed my mind on that one! I still love Gizmo though.
I’m not sure how often I’ll be posting from now on- I have a lot of posts I want to write and activities that I will be working on with the girls but-
I’ve decided to do Nanowrimo this year. Because I am insane. Also because I regretted not trying it last year. We will see how it goes, if it starts to drive me or anyone else crazy I won’t continue. But I did feel like I had to at least try it.
My novel will be loosely based on true family ghost stories. Once it is all written I will probably be sharing it on another website for anyone who wants to read it. I will keep you all updated, but so far I’m only about 1,000 words in, so please wish me luck.
Did you have a really good Halloween? Have you or will you be participating in nanowrimo this year? (I’d love any advice you have to offer!)