I’m back to embracing the camera this week. I missed out last week and was guilt ridden. Of course, I had to embrace it Halloween style today.
I have an interesting relationship with Halloween. I love dress-ups and festivities and things to do, so on that side, it’s a win. But I pretty much loathe the thought of my children having boatloads of candy and avoid crap sugar and dyes at any cost… so on this side it’s pretty much an anxiety attack waiting to happen. I have gotten WAY better since I have been in the past, though.. I’ll give myself that. I’m not a total health nut, but I am a firm believer in real food. Like stuff that is placed on the earth naturally and not made in a lab somewhere to potentially poison us. Call me crazy. This is the first year we trick-or-treated. Or trunk-or-treated.. I’m not sure what the kids are calling it these days. We did it though and we all had a blast. The girls made out without a sugar induced coma, so for me that was a success!
I really did have so much fun getting my girls ready, though. We had preschool Halloween the day before so we got two full days of dressing up. They were both in heaven being able to wear make-up as part of their costumes. On the actual Halloween, I finished Harlo’s sparkly eyes and moved onto Stella’s minnie nose and eyelashes. As I was painting her lashes on, Harlo says, “Oh mom, Stella looks so stylish.” then she heads to the mirror and says, “I don’t know mom.. my eyes look a little weird. I think I need some lashes.” ha! So they both got to sport some fancy make-up.
My very favorite part of Halloween was going to Harlo’s preschool program the day before. Stella got to dress up and was stoked to finally go to preschool with her sister.
I loved the shots Brady got of me “in action” fixing Harlo’s princess tiara. Behind ever trick or treater is a mom fully equipped with extra lipstick and a stash of bobby pins. Those are usually things that don’t make the facebook page or scrapbooks.
Last night after getting the girls tucked safely in their beds, we chatted and giggled about the nights events. We agreed that there cannot be anything more fun than taking two little girls out on Halloween. In all their princess and pink and fluff, this ‘holiday’ is right up our girls’ alley.
We feel so blessed to have two daughters. I hope they know that.
I hope you all had a very Happy Halloween!