Friday, November 2, 2012

Halloween 2012

Halloween this year was a fruit basket turnover!!!! 

Lauren has proven to be in a little of a challenging stage.  Let's just say this: she is 3 years old!  Is that enough said?  Okay, thought so.

 Now that we have established that fact, for that reason, I let her pick what theme the girls would be for Halloween this year so that she would cooperate.  We got the Chasing Fireflies catalog in the mail this year and she and I sat down and looked through it. She picked the banana costume!  I was actually shocked!!  She is just my introverted child.  She is quiet, shy, and does NOT want to be the center of attention AT ALL!  The fact that she picked the wacky banana costume was so funny to me!  She laughed and giggled and just went crazy over this banana costume.  What is so cute about Lauren is that she is a clown!  She loves making people laugh but she is just painfully shy about it.  She really is funny though.  So, we went with a fruit theme. 

Rachel wanted to be a fairy. She told me from the first discussion of Halloween that she wanted to be a fairy so LUCKILY there was a fruit-themed fairy!  A watermelon fairy!!  It was also pink and involved a tutu!!  She was sold!! wasn't $200 like a lot of the costumes in that catalog so I was happy! :) 

Then, there was my baby Hannah....last year, Hannah was a wee one so this was actually the first year for her to dress up in a costume.  Obviously, she needed to be a fruit but she had to be something super cute!  I found the most perfect costume for a round faced chubby bundle of cuteness....a strawberry!  The cutest strawberry costume ever!!! 

So, there you have it!  My fruit basket!  Introducing the Cutest Fruit Basket in Texas:

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Does Rachel Need a New Tooth Fairy?

Well, some might think so

As I posted in my last post, Rachel recently pulled HER OWN  tooth at the Arboretum during her school field trip.  Okay, I am new to this whole tooth fairy business!  And for those of you that are wondering, NO, there isn't a tooth fairy, sorry to break the news to you on the world wide web!!!  And YES, everything you read on here IS THE TRUTH!!!!  ;)  Anyway, I digress....I got on here and asked my ever so trustworthy group of know it alls friends on Twitter about how much teeth are going for these days and got some ridiculous answers!!!!  There was a wide variety of answers, for one thing.  I just decided that Brice and I would figure it out and go with something we thought was reasonable for an almost-6-year-old who doesn't know the difference.  So, we the tooth fairy gave her $.50 for her tooth.  I find out later that we apparently are CHEAP!!!  I have been told this by more than 5 people, by the way!  I heard of one kid getting $20 a tooth and another kid getting an American GIrl doll??!!!  REALLY!??!  Are you kidding me?!  I mean, I thought maybe $.50 was a little cheap, but that is insane!  Brice said to me, "She is not getting rewarded for a natural life process!"  He reminded me that we should not give in to peer pressure and that $.50 is fine. 

In the end, Rachel was ecstatic about her $.50 and we felt comfortable with the decision not to buy her the world because she pulled one of the 16 teeth that she will eventually lose!

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