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November! Isn't November one of those 'do something every day' months, blog every day? or write a novel every day? Something like that? I'm going to try to blog every day. Maybe. Yes, I'm going to do it. Starting today.

The end of October went by in a blur and I'm realizing I have no good photos documenting it. I have a new nephew!! Another boy for me, baby Jake! He's a cutie. But I'm not sure I'm supposed to be showing baby pics here. In arrived right in the middle of all the holiday excitement. Halloween was a doozy this year. Our kindergarten party went off without a hitch and was super fun. We had 3 games and a craft and the kids rotated through and then sat down for treats. It was a lot of fun planning and I'm sort of bummed I didn't sign up for the holiday party too. My favorite idea from the party was mummy wrapping drinks and gluing on googly eyes. And the donuts on a string were super fun. Dangling food should be a part of every celebration.

The kids were in store bought costumes for their 2nd year in a row. We were all geared up to make Mr. Freeze for Oscar but then the practical realities — of trick or treating and wearing the costume to school and the weather — sort of took over and we went with his second choice, Batman. Phoebe was Tinkerbell and she's been wearing her costume every day for 3 weeks now. I can't believe I didn't make her costume but I'm planning on making up for it. I'm heading to the basement for the frilly fabrics now!

10 thoughts on “nov.

  1. Marla says:

    We somehow lost our costume focus over the last couple of years…falling to commercial dress-up. I saw some fabulous costumes that were handmade out trick-or-treating and now I’m driven to go back to handmaking their costumes. Take heart! There’s always next year Friend! and the party looks like it was a blast!

  2. cheryl says:

    That sounds like an awesome party. I love the mummy drinks. Do you think dangling doughnuts all over my kitchen would be an ok all-year-round decoration?

  3. Diva Quilts says:

    It’s NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) which I’m supposed to be participating in. *ahem* You write as much as you can every day for the month.
    I’ll look forward to your daily blogs! :)

  4. elizabeth says:

    You know, making your own costumes is really rewarding, but sometimes erasing all of that mental stress by just buying the darn things is even more rewarding. I probably spent 20 working hours plus over $50 on my daughter’s costume, and while it was awesome, it probably took six months off my life. So kudos. And the party looks like it was awesome.

  5. Anja says:

    I went for a costume my mom had made for me! Luckily my son was really into it too. It was a leopard costume and I wore it for many Halloweens(I even squeezed into it when I was obviously too big for it and popped alot of the seams, just to get one more year out of my FAVORITE costume). The seams were still holey here and there, I just hemmed the necessary legs and arms and tail to prevent any falls. My son loved it, I loved it and I think my mom was happy to see that some thing she had made was so cherished.

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