Life has been crazy for me the past few days. I have been slammed with errands to run, house projects, soccer games, and most importantly, DJing my first Single Adult dance. It was epic! (Best part of the night was when a guy told me, "My hearing aid battery is dying, so can you turn the music up a little?" Awesome.) Anyway, I finally have time catch up on my blog, you lucky dogs!
Since Halloween falls on a Sunday this year, there is not going to be any official neighborhood door-to-door trick-or-treating for my kids. Mom of the Year! So I am hoping that the combination of Cindy's school Autumn Eve Festival, the annual Bartow Halloween Parade combined with the Fall Festival at our Church this Saturday will be more than enough trick-or-treatery. (And even if it isn't, oh well, sucks to be them :)
So here is part one of the Halloween trifecta: Cindy's Autumn Eve. Last year I took both kids. This year I wised up and left Luke at home. That's brutal, I know, but it is just too hard to please both of them at the same time. So Cindy and I got some good one-on-one time while Dad did soccer practice with Luke. Win-win! She decided just the day before to be a "Merfairy" (see Barbie Mermadia for reference). So this is what we came up with:
Fairy on top....
Mermaid tail on the bottom! Ta-da!
I took a ton more pictures last year at the school, so this time around I decided to be cool, calm and collected with the camera. Only the most important events. So here ya go: An elated Cindy on a horse.
Pony rides were a huge hit this year!
Donut on a string. Delicious and fun!
Cindy was a little too wylie for me to catch her on the super huge jumper house. I'll get you, Gadget!
Finally, we had to get some cotton candy. This one's for you, Aunt KaRyn!
The best part of this costume has got to be the pink hair. Cindy was in heaven. The body glitter powder, however, may have been a serious tactical error on my part. Every day since Thursday I have found more and more of my things that are absolutely covered with glitter. Last Friday Lady Cucuface could have doubled for Edward Cullen in the sunshine. However, there is a point where I draw the line. There will be no sparkly Iron Men in this house!