Wednesday, October 10, 2012

It's Fall Y'all!

Shopping for a Halloween costume has been a frustrating experience. Not for the girls, it’s easy to find costumes for them, I’m talking about finding a costume for me.

I’ve been to multiple Halloween stores and it’s the same at every one, no matter what you are looking for, it only comes in the “sexy” version. I have a hard time believing that all of the women out there want to wear a 2-inch skirt and matching corset for Halloween. There were one or two costumes here and there that did not involve a tutu and leggings, but they were around the $50 mark, which is more than I’m willing to spend.

I’m coming to the conclusion that the problem is not that this is what most women want to wear, but that this is what 20-somethings want to wear and 99% of the costumes for sale are geared towards them. I’m guessing this is because the rest of the women out there, the ones like me, moms, 30-somethings, and those who are no longer interested in doing keg stands, either a) have more time and creativity than I do and make their own costumes or b) no longer dress up for Halloween. And unlike me, the costume industry knows this and has adjusted their offerings accordingly.

Well, I have no intention of letting go of my Halloween costume fun yet. As Michael Pritchard once said, “We don’t stop laughing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop laughing.” So, I guess it’s time to start getting creative. We’ll see what I’m able to come up with in the few short days I have left before the weekend arrives.

Moving on.

We’ve been keeping busy with fall things like bonfires, smores, bundled up walks, and good red wine. I love this cozy time of year.

The field is down now, which makes it a prime spot for exploring, running, and hitting golf balls.

Grandpa, converting a young new army of Apple product loyalists.

Sydney and I went on a neighborhood leaf hunt for a craft project. She also decided we needed to collect some pine cones.

Super simple craft. Just press some leaves for a few days, then sandwich between two sheets of contact paper!

These two crack me up. Such a love/hate relationship, as I suspect many toddler relationships are. I want to play with you, but on MY terms and everything is MINE!

The next few days are going to be crammed full of more fall goodness, like baking, wine with girlfriends, a legendary Halloween party, an hopefully, if I can squeeze it in, another trip to the Orchard! Let's just hope I get my act together and don’t have to show up to any of the above mentioned activities in a “sexy smurf” costume, though that would make a family trip to the Orchard more interesting.

1 comment:

  1. love those fall colors and that last fence picture haha. You can totally make (not sew) a costume out of what you already have at home! Just think outside the box ;)


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