Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fall Fun Day

Well, the sugar festivals have begun and are in full swing. Let the extra brushing of the teeth commence!

Today was the Fall Fun Day party at Lindy's school. Instead of wearing costumes, they were supposed to wear orange. While not exactly a staple in her wardrobe, I was able to find something to fit the bill. Moms take turns planning the party events and it is always fun to see what clever ideas they come up with.

First up for fun was a cupcake spider. It appears that Lindy decided to eat one of her spider's legs in this picture...

In the craft room, they made pumpkin masks. Here is the arteest at work...

Girls just want to have fun...

Sweet friends

Playing pass the pumpkin

It is days like today that I feel so blessed to be able to share in these moments with Lindy. I know it is also important to her because she starts asking WAY ahead of time if I'll be there. Today when she saw me waiting for her, she came running to me and jumped in my arms and hugged and kissed me in such a big way that truly warmed my heart. Then I heard her excitedly telling people, "My mommy is here. Her name is Lisa."

Although the candy and treats are plentiful and quite yummy, the sweetest thing is my girl...

Monday, October 26, 2009

Our Queen Bee

This past weekend was the Trunk of Treats at our church. Back in July I had an epiphany and decided what she'd be for Halloween--a bee. I decided to be a crafty momma (ha ha if you know me) and make her a tutu, the antennae, and enlist the crafty daddy to do the wings. Little snag came up when since about August Lindy made it pretty clear that she wanted nothing to do with Halloween festivities this year. At first I thought she was being dramatic. Then the decorations started popping up around stores and she was scared to walk near them. She also is a bit more reserved around adults than she has been in the past. You know, the fingers in mouth, hide behind Mom routine...Not buying it from this extrovert!

Anyway, while Don and I weren't totally in agreement about how to proceed we had made her costume and we forced her go on Saturday night knowing she'd get into it and be glad after the fact.

I really am not one to brag and am not big into showcasing what I've done, but I will admit I was pleased with her tutu. I should've made it a smidge (that's a mathematical term) longer but other than that, it was the way I wanted it.

Don made the wings. They turned out pretty well. I was too intimidated to do them and I think I would've used nylons instead of tulle but that man can find his way 'round a craft store and I like that about him.

My bad. I bought too big of pom poms for her antennae. They were out of the smaller ones back in July when I bought the goods and I never went back to look for small ones again. Their crazy all over the place tendencies kind of match Queen Bee's personality!

Not only did she get candy but she got her favorite chips--Cheet*os. You can see the orange stuff from this tiny pic.

She had a fun evening collecting candy, eating orange chips, drinking "Sprout," and playing with friends.

I suppose you'll see more of this costume later this week when she gets to do what she really wanted to do all the time and that is "sell" candy to the kids. My little queen bee is also an entrepreneur.

Happy Halloween!