Saturday, October 31, 2015

Day 305 - October 31, 2015

We were driving to a consignment sale at the beginning on the month, when I heard a little voice from the backseat say, "I want to be Dorothy for Halloween. Can I get a Dorothy costume at the sale?" I didn't want Adelyn to get her hopes up since you never know what you'll find at a consignment sale. "If there is a Dorothy costume in your size, I'll buy it for you," I replied.

We looked through the racks and my jaw dropped when we came across a Dorothy costume in perfect condition complete with ruby red slippers for only $8! What are the chances, I thought. Addy was thrilled and couldn't wait to get home and try her Halloween costume on.

"Briar, what are you going to be for Halloween?" Adelyn asked her little sister.

"I be a Mommy for Halloween," Briar responded.

"A Mummy all wrapped up in cloth or a Mommy like me?" I asked.

"A Mommy like you!" she exclaimed. My heart just melted.

"You should be Toto," Adelyn suggested.

For the next few weeks, Briar went back and forth about being a Mommy or Dorothy's dog, Toto. Since I wasn't exactly sure how I was going to pull together a Mommy costume, I decided to take the girls to another consignment sale and hoped we would find a dog costume that I could pass off as Toto.

At the sale, Adelyn eagerly watched as I searched the rack of size 2T costumes. Then she spotted it...a sparkly little Dorothy costume. She asked me to pull it down, grabbed it out if my hands and held it up to Briar's body.

"It's your size, Briar!" she exclaimed.

Briar grabbed the costume. "I gonna be Dorothy for Halloween," she said excitedly. "I need Dorothy shoes."

We made our way over to the bins full of shoes. I was shocked when I reached into the bin of size 8 shoes and pulled out a pair of sparkly red Dorothy shoes! I guess it was just meant to be.

Can't wait to go trick-or-treating with our adorable Dorothies in just a few hours!

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Day 304 - October 30, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Day 303 - October 29, 2015

Our brave and strong little gymnast climbs higher than anyone else in her class. All of her classmates watch in amazement and their parents cheer her on each time. I love to watch her face light up with pride and joy as she gets closer and closer to ringing the bell on the ceiling!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Day 301 - October 27, 2015

Day 300 - October 26, 2015

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Day 299 - October 25, 2015

Most mornings, I am awoken by the pitter-patter of little feet across our bedroom floor and sweet voices that whisper, "I want to make a recipe," in my ear. The girls have definitely inherited my love of baking. This morning, we tackled Monster Cookie Granola Bar Bites. Not surprisingly, they were a huge hit! Thank you for the great idea, Aunt Meaghan!

Day 298 - October 24, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015

Day 297 - October 23, 2015

"Daddy, we have a new pet grasshopper! Her name is Bella!"

Day 296 - October 22, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

Day 293 - October 19, 2015

Addy was so excited to bring home the haunted house she's been working so hard on at school the last few days!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Day 292 - October 18, 2015

Pumpkins, petting zoo, pony rides and more!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Day 289 - October 15, 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Day 288 - October 14, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Day 284 - October 10, 2015

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Day 282 - October 8, 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015

Day 279 - October 5, 2015

Halloween decorations are up, over 6 dozen delicious and super healthy sugar-free pumpkin cookies and muffins are baked and cooling, OnGuard essential oil blend is diffusing, and a cool breeze blows through our open windows. It's beginning to look, smell, and feel a lot like Fall!

Halloween Time at Disneyland through the years.






Sunday, October 4, 2015

Day 278 - October 4, 2015

Today, our brave little Briar rode her first roller coaster. "That was fast!" she proclaimed when the ride finished. But it must have also been fun. Our Little B asked us to ride the roller coaster 3 times in a row!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Day 277 - October 3, 2015